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National child rights commission seeks ‘action taken’ report from MeitY on PUBG: report

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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought a report from MeitY on action taken on PUBG addiction among children in the country, reports The News Minute. Earlier in January, Hyderabad-based activist Vijay Gopal from Forum Against Corruption wrote to the NCPCR and MeitY seeking a ban on the game. Gopal said the video game "promotes war and violence" and impacts children's psyche as it allows them to "wage war, buy weapons, and invest time in devising strategies on how to kill opponents". Gopal's letter noted that a Hyderabad-based Class 9 student was prescribed medication by a psychiatrist for PUBG addiction. This reportedly prompted the NCPCR, which is controlled by the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development, to take up the issue. Meanwhile, PUBG said it is trying to understand the legal basis of the ban, stating that it was surprised at learning of the ban by local authorities in some cities. PUBG hopes it can have a "dialogue with relevant authorities to explain our objectives and that they withdraw the prohibition"..."To PUBG Mobile players, we want to assure you that we are on your side and we will try our best to find a reasonable solution." Multiple arrests in Gujarat for playing PUBG PUBG has already been banned in several areas in Gujarat. Last week, Gujarat police arrested another eight people in Ahmedabad and Himmatnagar areas. The Rajkot police had also arrested 10 people for playing the game, and booked them for violating a government…

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