Following the banning of the popular game multiplayer Battle Royal Game Genera Free Fair in India. Advocate Anil Stevenson Jangam has filed a public interest litigation in the Telangana High Court seeking a similar ban from BGIL.
In this public interest petition filed by Advocate Anil Stevenson Jangam, claiming that the game is basically only PUBG mobile under another name ‘BGMI’, he sought to ban the very popular Battle Royale title.
PIL claimed that the previously banned ‘PUBG Mobile’ and ‘BGMI’ were basically the same applications and that Tencent and publisher Crafton had used the front companies’ process to hide the app’s Chinese ties and huddle with the Indian authorities.
For those who do not know, Tencent, one of the world’s largest gaming companies based in China, has banned its PUBG game in India, citing its Chinese affiliation. After the ban, the South Korean publishers Krafton the game was re-launched in India as Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) with some changes.
In response to PIL, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) representative N. Samaya Balan responded to the Telangana High Court and assured the public that the two apps ‘PUBG Mobile’ and ‘BGMI’ are different.
The affidavit submitted by Balan confirmed that the two applications ‘PUBG Mobile’ and ‘BGMI’ are not actually the same app. He later explained in an affidavit that the government alone has the power and authority to control computer access.
MeitY’s reaction to BGMI’s public interest indicates that the game will not be banned in the future.
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