NEW DELHI: The Congress alleges that PM Modi is not banning the popular online game PUBG as it fears unrest amongst the youth. Popular with young adults and teens, though originally made in South Korea, it has substantial investment from Chinese company Tencent. Due to the lockdown, this game soared in popularity as most of the youth stayed home.
This is what Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has tweeted regarding the matter-
Due to the recent tensions with China at the LOC, the Central Government had banned 59 Chinese apps like TikTok, CamScanner, UC Browser, Baidu Map, ShareIt, Likee, Mi Video Call and others. The Government widened the crackdown on Chinese apps by banning another 47 apps of Chinese origin, including clones like Shareit Lite, Bigo Live Lite, TikTok Lite and others.
According to some reports, the Government now plans to ban another 250 Chinese apps. This supposedly also includes a ban on PUBG and other apps with Chinese links.
The Congress alleges that the Government has resorted to this development as a ‘stop-gap’ arrangement instead of focusing on other business sectors in the country which have substantial Chinese investments.
The recent tension between the two countries seems to have spared no-one, including those who want some entertainment in these gloomy times. The government now wants to keep a fine balance between the aspirations of the youth and the social security of the nation.