After the Indian government banned 118 Chinese applications amid the tension between India and China in Ladakh, PUBG (which was one of the apps) has become the top trend globally.
Ministry of Information & Technology bans PUBG and 118 other mobile applications pic.twitter.com/3bnFiaY9VW— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2020
Just an hour after the app was banned, lakhs of people flooded social media and expressed their sadness over the ban of this popular game which reportedly has over 33 million players in India alone.
From memes to funny tweets, netizens tweeted about PUBG in numerous ways. Twitter also question if PUBG is a Chinese app at all.
#PUBG Ban In India. Really a Great Move by d Govt.More than Security reasons, it plays a major part in descending d growth of d children & Youth, keeping away from various innovative fields. All parents will welcome it. Hope India Make Pubg Model App will not come 👍🏼— Arivazhagan (@dirarivazhagan) September 2, 2020
#PUBG Ban is Governement's way of taking revenge with students for disliking PM Modi's video.— 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥 (@SaralPatel) September 2, 2020
According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the mobile game has been banned along with the other apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, on grounds that they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.
They stated, it would safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users.