Nepal bans PUBG and will arrest anyone found playing it
April 12, 20191 min read
The massively popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been recently banned in Nepal. According to multiple newssites from within the country, the Metropolitan Crime Division filed a Public Interest Litigation calling for a ban that was quickly granted by the Kathmandu District Court on Wednesday. According to the statement, PUBG was "having a negative effect on the behavior and study of children and youths."
In addition to that, the Nepal Telecommunication Authority has blocked all access to the game with local police saying they'll arrest anyone found playing the game. PUBG Mobile seems to be taking most of the blame, with Nepali Sansar claiming there are incidents of children throwing their phones at parents after being told to stop playing.
In a statement to Reuters, Sandip Adhikari (Deputy Director for the Nepal Telecommunications Authority) said, "We have ordered the ban on PUBG because it is addictive to children and teenagers." This stance was also taken by Dhiraj Pratap Singh (Chief of the Metropolitan Crime Division) while speaking to the Kathmandu Post. Singh said to them: