New Delhi, September 2 -The government of India has decided to ban PUBG and 118 other mobile apps of Chinese origin on Wednesday, September 2. The list of apps banned by the Information and Technology Ministry today includes PUBG, which is extremely popular.
The central government said that the move was in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, and security, the government said in a statement.
The decision by the Indian government comes amid fresh tension over Chinese provocation in Ladakh. The government’s statement said that this decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.
As per the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the mobile game has been banned on grounds that “they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.
This move, the ministry said, would safeguard the interests of crores of mobile and internet users in India.