An Indian judge, Naresh Kumar Laka urged PM Modi to ban BGMI, and Garena Free Fire.
Trouble for Battlegrounds Mobile India or Indian version of PUBG Mobile doesn’t seem to stop. After PUBG Mobile’s ban, a lot of calls are being made to ban the Indian version of the game, as well. An Indian judge, Naresh Kumar Laka urged PM Modi to ban BGMI, and Garena Free Fire.
According to the reports of Esportsgen, ADJ Naresh Kumar Luka wrote a letter to PM Modi and asked him to ban games like Battlegrounds Mobile India and Free Fire in the country. In the letter, he wrote, “The population of the country applauded your decision in banning the infamous game PUBG Mobile, which has had a disastrous negative impact on children’s development. But, like the earlier PUBG, two comparable apps, Free Fire (Garena Free Fire – Rampage) and PUBG India (Battlegrounds Mobile India), are now having a negative impact on children.”
The age-old argument that the game has a negative effect on children was presented before the PM. He asked Prime Minister Modi to take immediate action and ban both Garena Free Fire and Battlegrounds Mobile India. Judge Laka wrote these two games are freely available on Google Play and need to be banned as soon as possible. He also praised the PM for taking steps to ban PUBG Mobile India last year. Last year Government of India banned PUBG Mobile citing security concerns. Later the game relaunches with a rebranded version named Battlegrounds Mobile India.
Judge Laka stated that in China, rules have been passed limiting children’s (under the age of 18) access to video games to 90 minutes per day and only until 10 p.m., with the possibility of an extension to 180 minutes during holidays. He suggested India should also take such measures to ensure that its youngsters are not misled. This step, according to Judge Laka, is necessary for the children’s ‘rightful growth.’