Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is prohibited in Nepal from today, as indicated by a report in the Kathmandu Post. The move comes after the Nepal Metropolitan Crime Division documented a Public Interest Litigation with the Kathmandu District Court on Wednesday. A day later, the Nepal Telecommunication Authority has required all ISPs and mobile service organizations to ban the game.
“We received a number of complaints from parents, schools and school associations. It was regarding the effect of the game on children,” Metropolitan Crime Division chief Dhiraj Pratap Singh told the Kathmandu Post. “We also held discussions with psychiatrists before requesting the Kathmandu District Court for permission to ban the game.”
Singh proceeded to state that the move was propelled by guidance from specialists. “Parents and schools had complained that the game was affecting their children’s studies and making them more aggressive,” he said. “We furthermore consulted with psychiatrists. They also said that the violence in the game can make people aggressive in real life.”
It was indicated in a report in the Kathmandu Post dating from 2016. It said the three most well known focused recreations at the time were Dota 2, Counter Strike: GO and FIFA 16. The Nepal boycott pursues a comparable shortlived restriction on PUBG Mobile in parts of India prior this year.