India has banned Battlegrounds Mobile India, also known as BGMI. The game taken off of the Google Play Store and Apple App Store on Thursday. For those who don’t know, BGMI came out in the country as a remade version of PUBG Mobile last year. The latter banned in India because it on a list of Chinese apps that the government said were “threats to India’s security.” Now that BGMI removed from the country’s Android and iOS app stores, it looks like it’s on that list. But why is BGMI against the law in India? Follow stoptechy
Why BGMI banned in India?
There isn’t a clear reason why is BGMI banned in India. But it seems to have something to do with a recent PUBG-related death. A recent report says that a 16-year-old boy killed his mother with a gun after arguing with her about online games like PUBG. The Indian police were looking into what had happened.
Rajeev Chandrashekhar said that PUBG would be banned in India in 2020. This clearly referenced BGMI, a new version of PUBG Mobile that came out without the scary parts. However, apps that banned in the past have been coming back in new forms.
What Google and Krafton said about the ban on BGMI in India
In a statement, Google said, “Upon receiving the order, we notified the affected developer and blocked access to the app, which was still available on the Play Store in India.”
Krafton said, “We are trying to figure out why BGMI was taken off of Google Play and will let you know when we know more.”