Student association in India wants to ban PUBG.
The Jammu and Kashmir Students Association in India has called for a ban on the popular mobile game version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). The student association claims that students are suffering mobile game addiction from playing PUBG Mobile and it is causing poor test results.
The students association says the mobile game is more addictive than drugs.
The student body reportedly appealed to the governor of Jammu and Kashmir state to ban PUBG Mobile. The association claims that the game is extremely addictive and is the reason why students in the recent class X and XII board exams did so poorly.
Abrar Ahmad Bhat, the Jammu and Kashmir Student’s Association Chairman, has referred to PUBG as a “future spoiler,” while the Deputy Chairman, Raqif Makhdoomi, has gone so far to say that the game is more addictive than drugs.
“The addiction to this game has become more concerning than addiction to drugs as we get to see youngsters 24 hours on the mobile phones and playing the game and doing nothing,” Makhdoomi said, reported Fox Sports Asia.
“We request the governor administration to immediately ban the game,” added Makhdoomi.
This is not the first time PUBG has been linked to mobile game addiction in the Indian state.
Earlier this month, PUBG Mobile was blamed for causing a player in Jammu and Kadhmir to lose his mental balance. The fitness trainer and avid PUBG Mobile player from Jammu reportedly began injuring himself and eventually ended up in hospital.
The fitness trainer was allegedly addicted to the game and played it over a span of 10 days. After completing the mission, he apparently started to hit himself, injuring himself, and was taken to hospital.
According to the doctor that treated the man, he had “partially lost his mental balance.” The doctor also said that although his patient was able to recognize people, his mind was not conscious and continued to reel under the game’s after-effects.
Many Jammu locals are worried about the serious effects of mobile game addiction. As for the Jammu and Kashmir Student’s Association, so far they have received no response regarding their request for a ban on the game.