http://cichlide.forumprofi.de/showthread.php?tid=4830 The Indian state of Gujarat recently banned children from playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds after local authorities decided the shooter was to blame for an upswing in “violent traits” among local kids. The police report announcing the ban says that “Due to these games http://ssfl-cleanup-public-forum.62407.x6.nabble.com/Apex-Legends-Remains-a-Twitch-Top-Ten-Mainstay-td839.html the education of children and youth are being affected and it affects the behaviour manners speech and development of the youth and children.”

As The Guardian reports the ban came into place last week and police have actually begun enforcing it arresting ten teenagers this week before releasing them with a warning. The ban follows comments made in January by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi http://shqiponline.informe.com/viewtopic.php?p=8631#8631 in which he said the popularity of games like PUBG and Fortnite (both of which he specifically mentioned) were creating challenges for Indian parents.

PUBG is still legal in the rest of India but Gujarat singled out the game after parents and educators complained that the game was too violent and distracted students from studying.http://onefm.myforum.ro/aici-vp5099.html#5099 In February a local minister in Gujarat described it as “a demon in every house,” according to The Times of India. And even as players continue to enjoy PUBG on mobile in other parts of India educators elsewhere in the country are still concerned about the game being too addicting.

Last month http://zydsfg.forumcrea.com/viewtopic.php?pid=5843#p5843 PUBG’s parent company Bluehole released a statement to local Indian media to address the concerns saying “we also believe that it is extremely important for us to be a responsible member of the gaming ecosystem. To this end we constantly work and shall continue to work with … parents educators http://jdsanzo.forumcrea.com/viewtopic.php?pid=1666#p1666 and government bodies and listen to their feedback on what we can do.” We’ve reached out to PUBG for comment on the arrest today.

Meanwhile http://did-i-stutter.1007681.n3.nabble.com/Apex-Legends-Has-Been-Available-Since-February-td911.html rival battle royale and third-person shooter Fortnite has not faced legal restrictions. There could be a couple reasons as to why: it has more of a fantasy feel than PUBG’s more realistic violence and downloading the game isn’t terribly straightforward on the predominant OS of choice Android as users have to manually download it from Epic Games’ website. Given those reasons PUBG appears to be the easier target for lawmakers for now.