Bangladesh High Court Order to Ban PUBG and Free Fire for 3 Months: PUBG and Free Fire are now prohibited in Bangladesh. On Monday, the High Court ordered that such ‘harmful’ games be shut down. A bench of Justice Rahman Mia and Justice Mohammad Kamrul Hossain Mollah delivered the verdict. PUBG and Free Fire Ban in Bangladesh
PUBG and Free Fire, among other online games and apps, have been consistently accused of being dangerous to children. On June 24, a lawsuit was filed in court on behalf of the Law and Life Foundation, requesting that online games and apps such as Tiktok, Bigo Live, PUBG, Free Fire, etc be removed from the country’s online platform.
Following the hearing, the High Court ordered the country’s online platform to close the link gateway of dangerous games like Pubg and Free Fire for three months. The court sought to know why PUBG and Free Fire were not ordered to remove all ‘harmful’ games and live streaming apps from the country’s online platforms. It also inquired as to why it would not be directed to organize a technical committee to regulate online games and establish standards in this regard.
This isn’t the first time that PUBG Mobile has been banned in Bangladesh. For the same grounds, the game was first prohibited in October 2019. The prohibition was lifted in a matter of hours at the time. In the country, both Free Fire and PUBG Mobile are popular games.
The corporations behind the two games, Garena and Tencent, have also begun staging local esports events in the country. The PUBG Mobile National Championship (PMNC) 2021 in Bangladesh ended just yesterday, with Venom Legends earning the first position. Pubg Mobile was also got banned in India the previous year shouting security concerns but with the continued effort of Korean-based company- Krafton, it manages to re-establish itself as Battlegrounds Mobile India.