According to a report by The Indian Express, six of the people who have been arrested for violating the terms of ban are a part of a graduate program and they were picked up by the police outside a fast-food joint near a college on the Kalavad road area of the city on Tuesday.
The police seized the mobile phones of the individuals for "the goal of investigation" and it has charged the arrested individuals under the Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code for violating the notification issued by Police Commissioner and Section 35 for playing PUBG despite ban Gujarat Police Act. The police commissioner appealed citizens to contact the nearest police station in case they came across anyone playing PUBG in Ahmedabad city limits. "People have been booked but there is nothing like an arrest in it", Agarwal said. The arrests were made after police checked the phones of the accused to see if the PUBG game was running and the cops also checked the history to nab the violators.More news: Donald Trump criticizes Theresa May for 'how badly' Brexit talks have gone
"It has been learnt through different mediums that there is a rise in violent tendencies among children and youth because of PUBG game / MOMO challenge". The case will go to the courts where a trial will take place for not following the notification.
"Due to these games, the education of children and youth are being affected and it affects the behaviour, manners, speech and development of the youth and children", an order by local police dated March 6, said.More news: Italy Begins To Enforce 'No Vaccines, No School' Policy After Deadline Expires
This seems like a heavy-handed approach when multiple studies have confirmed that there's no link between video games and aggression.
Asked in a public debate in January about the negative effects of videogames on kids, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: "Was he playing PUBG?".More news: Aamir Khan confirms his next project on his birthday
PUBG Mobile being played on Android smartphone. "It should not be allowed to narrow us down, as that would be very harmful for us". As parents, we must guide our children to get the most from technology.