The Tamil Nadu Muslim League has requested to put a ban on the popular mobile online multiplayer game called Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly known as PUBG. They have stated that the game hurts the sentiments of Muslims all over the world.
Ban on PUBG
A few months ago, the district administration of Surat imposed a similar ban on the game. This was followed by reports of a sudden spike in the violent behavior seen in children and youngsters who were addicted to the game.
On June 3, the Muslim League filed a complaint at the Chennai police commissioner’s office. They compared the game to Blue Whale Challenge, a deadly online game that was making the rounds in the internet community a few months ago.
Just like the Blue Whale Challenge, PUBG has led to an increase in suicide rates among young players. Moreover, there has been a new update to the game which is further adding to the anger of the Muslim community.
PUBG update hurts religious sentiments of Muslims
Reports have stated that the new update shows a place similar to the Muslim’s holy place Kaaba and present it in a bad light. Kaaba is a sacred building at the centre of Makka which is considered to be the birthplace of Muslim’s Prophet Muhammad.
A video is being circulated on social media which features the image. In it, bullets are being rained down upon the building.
Online video games such as PUBG and Fortnite have received criticism from Delhi Commission For Protection Of Child Rights which added that such games have a harmful impact on children’s brain.