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PUBG Ban: Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s Statement Reveals the Reason

Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar with Ranveer Allahbadia
Union Minister on the Podcast of TRS (Image-: YouTube/ The Ranveer Show)

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar always stays in talks on social media due to his fast-decision makings and leading those provisions for the welfare of common public. He stays extremely active on Twitter, whilst re-tweeting about various technological and relevant industries. In his recent YouTube Podcast with famous Youtuber Ranveer Allahbadia, he spoke on the ever-growing online gaming industry of India, also described thoroughly about the reasons behind the government’s ban of famous mobile game Battle Grounds Mobile India (BGMI) formerly known as PUBG.

He said in the Podcast,

We have banned PUBG because it is our duty to all of you to keep the internet safe, to keep the internet trusted. While we love innovation, we love what youngsters all over the world are doing but we also have an obligation to make sure that things are not bad, things are not unsafe and things are not mistrusted.

Mr. Chandrasekhar further said that BGMI has been unbanned,So people who are very keen on the format of Battleground gaming are happy. Gaming is part of the lifestyle of younger Indians, youngsters all over the world; and we don’t want to play the old grumpy uncle or grandfather and come in the way,” Further in the conversation, the minister also revealed that the government also wants to promote the development of games made by Indians that reflect the country’s history and culture.

He highlighted the growing number of incidents where individuals, particularly students, became so engrossed in the game that their studies and overall well-being suffered. The minister emphasized the need to prioritize the mental and physical health of young gamers, which played a significant role in the ban.

Another aspect mentioned by Minister Chandrasekhar was the potential safety and security risks associated with PUBG. Reports of cyberbullying, online harassment, and even cases of financial fraud linked to the game have raised alarms among authorities.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar also talked about his thoughts on the world of gaming. He said that the technology ministry is aware of the recent boost in the gaming industry in India. He said that it has chalked up rules to create a framework so that Indian games and gaming companies can grow.

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