New Delhi, September 02: PUBG MOBILE is among 118 more Chinese apps banned by government after fresh tension over Chinese provocation in Ladakh. According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the mobile game has been banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, on grounds that “they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.
The ministry said it had received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India. The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures.
Ministry of Information & Technology bans PUBG and 118 other mobile applications pic.twitter.com/3bnFiaY9VW ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2020