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Why PUBG Mobile Got Banned in India?

Why PUBG Mobile Got Banned in India

With more than 50 million active users in India, PUBG Mobile is one of India’s best multiplayer battle royale games. Many YouTube streamers like Scout, Mortal, and others ever day live stream Pubg Mobile.

Since the dispute between China and India started at the Ladakh a couple of months ago. It triggered the Government of India to restrict some Chinese apps due to the user’s data concern. Therefore, the Indian Government banned 59 Chinese apps in June and then again blocked more 49 Chinese cloned apps in July. But somehow, Pubg Mobile managed to sidekick the ban survived. 

Unfortunately, September 2, 2020, witnessed the day as The Ministry of Information and Technology finally banned Pubg Mobile and Pubg Mobile Lite in India and other 117 Chinese apps. 

Since the popular battle royale game Pubg Mobile suddenly got banned by the Government, everyone started questioning why India banned Pubg. 

Why Pubg Banned in India?

As per the report from The Ministry of Information and Technology, these apps gotten banned due to the prejudicial to India’s integrity, sovereignty, public order, and defense.

They also added that they received many complaints about the misuse of some widely popular mobile applications on Android and iOS platforms. These were also stealing and transmitting user’s data in an unauthorized manner to the servers who are possibly located outside India, which is a huge threat to India.

On the statement, The Ministry of Information and Technology claims that profiling and mining by the elements hostile to National Security and Defence of India need to take a necessary step.

Considering all these things, the Government of India has to take this major step. After the ban, every social media platform stormed with memes and posts about the prohibition of Pubg Mobile. 

It’s been two days of the ban, and the game is finally removed from the Google Play Store and App Store. So don’t there to download or install the game. But if you have already installed the game, then you can play it right now as the game is not blocked from the server. It may soon get banned from the server as well. 

In the end, we can say that you won’t be able to play Pubg Mobile in India officially. But you are free to play the game on your PC with the Pubg PC version and also installed Emulator to play the Pubg Mobile version on PC. 

We have also covered one article on how you can play Pubg Mobile in India after the ban. If you don’t want to go with the Pubg Mobile game and follow the Government’s low, you will happily go with other Pubg Mobile alternatives, which offer the same like Pubg gameplay. 

If you a huge Pubg Mobile gamer and have something to share with us, then please feel free to share your feedback in the comment section. We also want to give you good news as the Pubg Mobile developers are continuously talking with the Indian authority for unbanning the game.

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Sanya’s love for fiddle with diverse forms of user tech carries her to this frontage. In addition gaming, she loves to keep a tab on the gaming climate and other tech market things that keep her engaging with the technology world.

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