Government wants Ban on PUBG, but realized youngsters will then raise questions for unemployment, said Congress

Following the ban on 59 Chinese apps, the Central Government took steps to ban 47 more Chinese apps in India. The day after the ban was announced, Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Manu came in front to state that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government also wanted to ban PUBG along with the other 47 apps but then realized that if the youth does not have anything to spend their time on, they will start raising questions on jobs and unemployment. PUBG is a popular online game that youth these days are fond of.

On twitter, Abhishek Manu twitted, “Modiji really wanted to ban PUBG but realized that is the youth do not have the distraction of the fantasy world, they will ask for real-world things like jobs and that will be an issue."

It is said that all the 47 apps are the clones of previously banned 59 apps or they are from the same parent company whose main applications were among the banned ones. Among the other banned apps, the clone list includes TikTok lite, Helo lite, Sharir lite, and Bigo Live Lite.

Believing the sources, the centre has prepared a list of 250 apps having links with China that are under the watch. This long kist also includes popular game PUBG.

Although the popular game is developed by a South Korean company, it has links with China because of the major investments done by the Chinese company Tencent. However, PUBG is still not among the apps that have already been banned. 

Indian Government banned all these apps on June 29 because of the citing threat to national security and sovereignty. The decision came after the clash on the border between New Delhi and Beijing rose that lead to deaths of approximately 20 Indian soldiers during the face-off with Chinese troops at the Line of Actual Control. The move of government banned Chinese origin apps from e-commerce to gaming, social media, browsers, and several others. 

Moreover, on June 2, China had called the step of the Indian government a violation of World Trade Organisation rules. China's Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng had said that Beijing hopes New Delhi to take back its “discriminatory actions” against the Chinese apps.