Aniruddh Dave to Jasmin Bhasin – Celebs who support government’s decision on the PUBG ban
Last week, on September 2, the government of India banned 118 Chinese application including popular gaming app PUBG. The ban has come in effect because of the current India-China border dispute. In a statement released, the government of India said that the “decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.”
PUBG, which is quite a popular app especially amongst the youth of the country, is said to have around 50 million users in India. The ban was welcomed by everyone for the safety and security of the country.
Here’s how some celebrities praised the move:
Aniruddh Dave: It is neither my area of interest, nor I have any knowledge about it, but still whatever is good for the security of the nation, is good for me.
Jasmin Bhasin: Honestly, I am also someone who was quite addicted to PUBG for a while, during the lockdown. Everything is fine within a limit so as long as you are not getting addicted to it, it was ok. I totally support the government’s decision of PUBG ban, and I have heard that the game is banned in a couple of other countries as well. I am sure if such a decision is taken there is a good reason behind it. People used to spend a lot of time playing the game, and even I used to do it during the lockdown, but fortunately, I know how to control my addiction and where to draw a line.
Vijayendra Kumeria: I never played the game, but I have seen and heard of many people who were obsessed with it. In fact they used to even post videos of their games on YouTube as well. It was a total waste of time and instead of spending hours on the game, the youth should instead focus on productive things. I think it was a waste of time. The youth should instead focus on productive things. I completely support the government’s decision of the ban. Luckily, I am not too fond of games, so I never got addicted to any game.
Angad Hasija: Thank God, I don’t have any addiction of PUBG or any other game. My younger brother was addicted to this game, and its so good that it has been banned now. I totally stand by the government’s decision of the ban. I actually used to get very irritated whenever I saw people playing this game.
Shamin Mannan: Any kind of addiction is bad, so in that way, I think it’s good that PUBG is banned and I support the government’s decision. I hope people will focus on better things now and this will result in productivity and mindfulness. I am not addicted to any game or app as such, but yes once in a while I love playing Golf Clash and What the Golf, as I love golf. Initially, I was quite hooked on to these two games, but slowly I realised it really made my day shorter and less productive. Now I use that extra time for reading and painting instead.
Mohit Malhotra: I have reading about the India-China border dispute and I completely support the ban, especially because of the security and safety of the nation. I don’t play games, and have never been addicted to one, but I have seen a lot of people playing PUBG wherever they feel like. So this ban is good for the youth, now they can concentrate on productive things.
Amal Sehrawat: I welcome the government’s decision. I have never played PUBG, though a lot of my friends are big fans of the game and addicted to it. I am sure they are going to miss it a lot but am happy that now they will have more time to spend with friends in the real-world. I am not addicted to any game as I prefer real life games over virtual games.
Shilpa Raizada: I never played PUBG in my life and I was not interested in it also. But I support the government’s decision. I have learnt in life that we should not get addicted to anything. Playing games is not possible for me because I hate being on my mobile for long, even my friends call me instead of sending whatsapp messages, even they know I don’t use cellphone very much. I believe in living in the present.
Urvashi Upadhyay Sharle: It is a good news that PUBG is banned for the sake of our country. This type of game corrupts everyone’s mind, especially children’s mind and children are future of our country and this game was destroying them. I stopped buying Chinese products since long, I would ask the shopkeeper before purchasing that it should be made in India. Even my kids don’t play these type of games and even they don’t buy Chinese products. Government has taken a very good step.
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