PUBG Mobile and Free Fire are the most played games in Bangladesh. However, teenagers tend to become addicted to these games. Hence, the Bangladesh government decided to ban these games for a period of three months.
In most parts of the world, people have been criticising video games due to their adverse effects on children and teenager’s minds. A few countries have already banned many video games.
PUBG Mobile and Free Fire banned in Bangladesh
Due to the growing addiction in teenagers, PUBG Mobile and Free Fire received a three month ban period in Bangladesh.
The Ministry of Education and Home Affairs requested the Bangladesh government to ban online games, including PUBG Mobile and Free Fire. Due to this request, the government of Bangladesh banned these games. However, this ban is temporary, and it will only last for three months.
On the other hand, it is unfortunate news for professional players and esports enthusiasts. The Esports industry is growing at a huge pace. Banning such famous games won’t help the growth.
Later on the 19th of June, two supreme court lawyers, Mohammad Kawser and Mohammad Humayun Kabir Pallab, sent a notice to the government of Bangladesh to ban these games. However, they did not receive any response from the government. Hence, these lawyers approached the High Court with a writ petition on behalf of the Law and Life foundation.
On the 16th of August, the High Court bench of Justice Mohammad Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Mohammad Kamrul Hossain Mollah ordered a ban on all such games and applications. Moreover, the ban will not be only limited to PUBG Mobile and Free Fire. It will also include many other apps and games.