- Nizamabad Lok Sabha MP has demanded scrutiny on Battlegrounds Mobile India.
- The letter to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad highlights the issues with the game and asked to look into Krafton’s deals with Tencent.
- This comes ahead of the rumoured Battlegrounds Mobile India launch on June 18th.
Battlegrounds Mobile India launch is inching close and the hype surrounding the game is reaching new levels with every teaser image/video that the company posts on its special media handles. As much as the launch is anticipated, there are also calls on a Battlegrounds Mobile India ban from politicians. This time, Nizamabad, Telangana, Lok Sabha MP, Arvind Dharampuri has written to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad regarding the Battlegrounds Mobile India launch. The letter was sent on June 2nd mentioned that Dharampuri has received a representation against the game by Nizamabad-based social activist Sai Kumar, according to Zee News.
The letter doesn’t specifically ask for a Battlegrounds Mobile India ban but it highlights the issues with the game that the Indian government needs to look at closely. According to the representation, while Battlegrounds Mobile India stores data in India and Singapore, it also allows for international data transfers. The Terms of Service will be governed by the laws of South Korea, which is where Krafton is based. Interestingly, Dharampuri has also asked the Union Minister to look into Krafton’s investments and agreements with Tencent for the sake of scrutiny.
This isn’t the first time a government official had given a representation against the Battlegrounds Mobile India game. Arunachal Pradesh MLA Ninong Ering had asked the central government to ban the game in the country. MP Abhishek Singhvi demanded a Battlegrounds Mobile India ban, stating the release of the game would allow for Tencent’s re-entry in India.
Despite the negative comments and requests for a ban, Battlegrounds Mobile India continues to enjoy the massive following set by PUBG Mobile. The game recently raked in a massive 20 million pre-registrations on Android and these numbers should go up further with the launch of the iOS version. It remains to be seen whether the Indian government would make a move and address the concerns surrounding the game or wait for it to launch officially. Only time should tell.
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