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Pokemon GO facing lawsuit in India for blasphemous content, despite not being launched there

Pokemon GO facing lawsuit in India for blasphemous content, despite not being launched there

Pokemon GO has already ended up embroiled in a court case in India despite the fact it hasn't been released in the region.

The high court in Gujarat state has been asked to ban the game because many temples are Pokestops, and its use of eggs is "blasphemous" to Hindus and Jains.

Not the first time

Privacy concerns are also cited as a reason for the game's potential ban, alongside the "possible threat to life" associated with walking around outside.

Despite the game not yet being officially available in the region, it is entirely possible to play the game by using a simple workaround on iOS or side-loading the game on Android.

Calls to ban the game and sue Niantic Labs have been popping up across the world since the game's launch, with players apparently cussing in Michigan and trespassing in New Jersey.

[Source: BBC]


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