Indian Judge writes a letter to PM Modi urging to ban BGMI and Free Fire in India and adopt gaming laws like China. Just after a Nepalese legislator recently urged the government to prohibit online games like PUBG Mobile and Garena Free Fire from being played in the country. Similarly, According to a fresh report by TOI, ADJ Naresh Kumar Laka has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting that “PUBG India” (BGMI) and Garena Free Fire be banned in India.
“The population of the country applauded your decision in banning the infamous game PUBG Mobile, which has had a disastrous negative impact on children’s development. But, like the earlier PUBG, two comparable apps, Free Fire (Garena Free Fire – Rampage) and PUBG India (Battlegrounds Mobile India), are now having a negative impact on children,” he stated.
The judge, who has two children of his own, has raised concerns about the negative effects of these online games and has asked Prime Minister Modi to take action to prohibit both Garena Free Fire and PUBG India (now Battlegrounds Mobile India). Judge Laka wrote in his letter that these two games are freely available on Google Play and that they need to be banned as soon as possible, praising the PM for taking steps to ban PUBG Mobile India last year.
Aside from the prohibition on the two games described above, the judge stated that a law should be enacted to limit children’s exposure to online games such as Garena Free Fire.
Judge Laka stated that in China, rules have been passed limiting children’s (under the age of 18) access to video games to 90 minutes per day and only until 10 p.m., with the possibility of an extension to 180 minutes during holidays. As a result, India must take precautions to ensure that its youngsters are not misled. This step, according to Judge Laka, is necessary for the children’s ‘rightful growth.’