PUBG is banned in Nepal

Apr 12 2019 2 min read

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The Nepal authorities have officially banned PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on the national scale. We've been hearing about the occasional PUBG bans rampaging in the different corners of the world for a while now.

On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Crime Division of Nepal requested permission to ban PUBG through Public Interest Litigation filing at the Kathmandu District Court.

     — We received a number of complaints from parents, schools and school associations regarding the effect of the game on children. We also held discussions with psychiatrists before requesting the Kathmandu District Court for permission to ban the game.

When the request was approved, it was sent to Nepal Telecommunication Authority which enforced the ban through local ISPs and mobile telecommunication companies.

According to the court documents, psychiatrists confirmed that "the violence in the game can make people aggressive in real life," though they failed to mention that it can also act as a tool of stress relieving. Another weird thing about the ruling is that it says nothing about other popular Battle Royale games like Fortnite and Apex Legends, which can quickly fill the market gap.

Parents need to make sure their children don't spend too much time with their phones. Banning PUBG only creates discord and can't bring any tangible result — you can't ban every popular game.


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