Battlegrounds Mobile India is a ray of hope for all Indian battle royale lovers awaiting for the comeback of PUBG Mobile in the country. In the midst of the ban’s melancholy, the announcement of a special edition of PUBG Mobile for Indians in November 2020 cheered fans up. PUBG Mobile was banned in India in September 2020.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has banned PUBG Mobile and its lighter counterparts, as well as 116 other Chinese applications, due to security concerns. The servers were shut down in October 2020, rendering the game inaccessible to Indian mobile users. Since the revelation of a possible Indian PUBG Mobile edition, fans have been clamoring for more information. Thousands of Indian Battle Royale fans have pre-registered for Battlegrounds Mobile India, which is scheduled to launch on May 18th, 2021. However, numerous individuals, mainly politicians, expressed discontent with the planned launch of Battlegrounds Mobile India.
Abhishek Singhvi, a Rajya Sabha member, turned to Twitter to express his opposition to the government’s plan to reintroduce PUBG Mobile (Battlegrounds Mobile India). Not only the well-known politician and physician was opposed to Battlegrounds Mobile India.
Mobile (Battlegrounds Mobile India). The well-known politician and doctor was not the only one who was opposed to Battlegrounds Mobile India.
Ninong Ering, a member of the Legislative Assembly, wrote to the Prime Minister urging that Battlegrounds Mobile India be prohibited as a “Chinese deceit.” He is concerned that releasing the game might jeopardize the country’s security and the privacy of its residents. Nirong Ering was subjected to racial assaults by a Youtuber going by the name of Paras Singh as a result of his opposition to the video game’s re-launch, something that bothered the YouTuber and many others in the gaming community. The racial insults sparked outrage and resulted in the Youtuber’s imprisonment. Paras Singh is currently serving a jail sentence in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, where a FIR was lodged against him.
Players anticipating the launch of Battlegrounds Mobile in India will be dismayed to find that not just politicians, but even average residents believe the Indian government is making a mistake.