- Playing PUBG in Rajkot is now a punishable offence till April, 2019.
- The game is banned as it is being said to induce violence amongst kids and negatively impact their studies.
- The violent Momo challenge has also been banned.
There is now a city-wide ban on the popular battle royale game PUBG and action can be taken against anyone who is found playing the online multiplayer game in the city of Rajkot. This decision was apparently taken by the city administration as children are getting more violent and their studies are being impacted because of playing the game. Along with PUBG, the Momo challenge has also been banned from the city. As per a tweet by Rajkot City Police, the ban will be imposed from March 9 till 30 April and strict action will be taken against anyone found playing the game as per “Section 144 of the Criminal Procedural Act, 1973 (Act No. 1 of 1974) and Section 37 (3) of the Gujarat Police Act, under the authority of Rajkot City Police Act, Rajkot City Police Commissionerate, in view of public safety and security.”