Again, the Indian Government gives a stroke to the citizens and especially to the youngsters of this country by banning 117 Chinese along with PUBG Mobile. On 2nd September, 118 Chinese apps have logged off but PUBG Mobile is still available on Google Play Store and Apple Play store.
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PUBG Mobile ban is a very big step because it has millions of downloads and active users in this country. And the parent company will have to deal with a huge loss. The PUBG Lite app has also banned from the Google play store. According to the news, the desktop version is still available and there is no update on this.
Why 117 other Chinese Apps and PUBG Mobile banned?
Just a few months ago 59 apps were banned because it used to share the user’s data with the country China and so does the rest. The government stated that “These apps were prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of state and Public Order”.
Under the section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the ministry of electronics and information technology invokes its power by banning this app.
After the ban of 117 other Chinese apps and PUBG mobile, the total number of Chinese apps banned in India rises to 224. And in July too, 47 apps were banned because they were variants of 59 apps that were banned earlier in June.
This decision has taken referring to the ongoing situation between China and India. By the Chinese PLA in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh 20 soldiers were killed on the night of 15/16 June in the clash. And there’s still the clash on.
Over 33 million users in India played PUBG Mobile and some of them earned money through their live streams. This is very disheartening for the gamers. As well as for the YouTubers who used to earn through it. This PUBG Mobile banned has created a remorse atmosphere for the players.