Battlegrounds Mobile India is a glimmer of hope for all Indian battle royale fans who have been hoping for an Indian version of PUBG Mobile to return.
In the middle of the melancholy induced by the ban, the revelation of a unique edition of PUBG Mobile designed for Indians brightened fans up in November 2020.
In September 2020, PUBG Mobile was banned in India. Due to security concerns, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology banned both PUBG Mobile and its lighter counterparts, as well as 116 other Chinese applications.
The servers shut down in October 2020, and Indian mobile gamers were unable to access the game. Since the announcement of a potential Indian version of PUBG Mobile, fans have been yearning for further details.
Thousands of Indian Battle Royale enthusiasts went to the Google Play Store to pre-register for Battlegrounds Mobile India, which is set to launch on May 18th, 2021. However, several people, particularly politicians, were dissatisfied with the impending release of Battlegrounds Mobile India.
Abhishek Singhvi, a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, took to Twitter to oppose the government's decision to bring back PUBG 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 Legislative Assembly member, appealed to the Prime Minister requesting that Battlegrounds Mobile India be banned because it is a "Chinese deception." He worries that releasing the game will jeopardise the country's security and citizens' privacy. Nirong Ering was a recipient of racist attacks by a Youtuber going by the name of Paras Singh because of his stand against the re-launch of the video game, something that did not sit well with the YouTuber and many others in the gaming community. The racist slurs stirred a huge controversy leading to the arrest of the Youtuber. Paras Singh is currently facing jail time in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh where the FIR against him had been filed.
Players looking forward to Battlegrounds Mobile India will be disappointed to learn that not only are politicians speaking out against the battle royale title, but even the ordinary citizens believe the Indian government is making a mistake.
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