Claiming that popular video game 'PUBG' promotes violence, aggression and cyber-bullying, an eleven-year-old boy named moved the Bombay High Court Thursday seeking a ban on the game.
Ahad Nizam, who filed the public interest litigation through his mother, said the game promotes violence, aggression and cyber-bullying.
The court should direct the Maharashtra government to ban it, the public interest litigation (PIL) said, which the boy named Ahad Nizam has filed through his mother.
"The petition has also sought a direction to the central government to form an Online Ethics Review Committee for periodical checking of such violence-oriented online content," petitioner's lawyer Tanveer Nizam said.
It is likely to come up for hearing before a division bench headed by Chief Justice N H Patil.
PUBG or 'Playerunknown's Battlegrounds' is an online game where two or more online partners play on the backdrop of a battlefield.
Incidentally, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi had referred to the craze for this game during his interaction with students and parents about exam stress a few days back.
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