Indian politician calls for Battlegrounds Mobile India ban

Union Minister Ninong Ering is not happy

Indian politician calls for Battlegrounds Mobile India ban

Arunachal Pradesh MLA and former Union Minister Ninong Ering tweeted a letter to Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India requesting a ban for India's PUBG Mobile replacement, Battlegrounds Mobile India.

According to Ering, the relaunch of the game is nothing but a mere illusion and a trick.

Ering mentioned, "If the game is allowed to re-launch, in that case, there is a very high potential of a breach of privacy and cybersecurity of our citizens, and all the other risks of addiction, harm, deaths that were seen with PUBG before."

What just happened?

The story originated after the ban of 100 plus apps and games back in September 2020 mentioning data privacy concerns. To comply with the Indian government, Krafton had to come up with a version that would exclusively protect the privacy and data of Indian gamers.

The result is the Battlegrounds Mobile India which is supposed to protect the data and comply with all the government rules.

However, Ering was sceptical about the privacy policy as it mentioned, "We may transfer your data to other countries and/or regions to operate the game service and/or to meet legal requirements.

"In the event of transfer to another country or region, we will take steps to ensure that your information receives the same level of protection as if it remained in India."

The actual outcome of this is yet to be confirmed or until an official statement is released by the government itself.

Staff Writer

Grew up playing Super Mario, Contra, etcetera just like other 90s kids and now he is totally into Mobile Gaming. He has been following the gaming industry since his childhood. Tousif holds a bachelors degree in English and a masters degree in Business Administration. Other than gaming, he is interested in Photography, an ardent fan of Real Madrid, and a big follower of ColdPlay.