CRPF banned its troops from playing PUBG: PUBG has emerged as one of the most popular games around the world. The addictive behaviour associated with the game — Player Unknown’s Battegrounds or PUBG as it is popularly called — has even prompted some children to commit suicide. Now in a recent development, the Central Reserve Police Force has instructed commanding officers to enforce a ban on troops playing PUBG on their mobile phones. According to a report, a senior CRPF officer, posted in the paramilitary force’s Delhi headquarters, said the “addiction had affected the jawan’s operational capabilities”.He further added, “Many of them have stopped socialising with their fellow jawans.
The May 6 order issued by the Bihar unit said, “It has also led to sleep deprivation because of reduced physical activity. It has been reportedly learned that CRPF troops, young personnel are addicted to PUBG. It’s getting these men addicted to it and getting them engaged to a great extent which is affecting their ops performance, aggressive and attitudinal issues.”
The circular, sent to all CRPF formations and the force’s anti-insurgency CoBRA unit, added, “All deputy inspectors-general (DIGs) to ensure and instruct all unit/company personnel under your command to get it deleted/deactivated such apps from their mobile phones. All company commanders will ensure that this app is deleted in all phones and random check of phones should be done.”
Notably this is not the first time that PUBG has been banned in our country. Back in January, Gujarat government officially banned primary school students from playing PUBG in the school citing adverse affects on young minds. Following a ban by the Gujarat state government, Rajkot district administration also banned people from playing PUBG in public places. 10 arrests were made for violating PUBG ban in Rajkot back in March this year.
In a recent report, a class ninth student committed suicide by hanging himself to a ceiling fan on Thursday, after he was scolded by his parents for playing PUBG Mobile. Shreyas of Nizamabad was the son of a Nizamabad 19th division corporator.
Interestingly, India is not the only country where PUBG hasn’t been recieved well. Nepal and Iraq government too have banned citizens from playing PUBG within their country.