One of the best of recent mobile games, PUBG Mobile is on the verge of facing a ban in Nepal, Government Bans PUBG in Nepal. Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) orders all the ISP to block the game. Now on, players from Nepal cannot access the game (we will see that). After getting a lot of complaints from parents, the Nepal Police (Central Investigation Bureau) requested the court to ban the game, where the respected court agreed to ban the game. After this decision, many players are disappointed, however, the parents and haters are having a blast.
Since it was the fastest growing game, it has also provided some people to make their earnings. For a lot, this game has provided a platform to show their skill in the digital gaming world. A recent example is some online streamer from Nepal were doing pretty good, they were lots of subscribers and some even have started their career as gamers through earing from the platform like YouTube.
What is the main reason behind the ban?
Since it has become very popular worldwide, it obviously attracted Nepali gamers, especially young ones. This game has impacted on teen students. They were not focusing on their study, spending major time playing PUBG. Many parents and teachers complained about the issue to the authorities and the government bans the game. As a result, PUBG Mobile is getting banned in Nepal.
I think it’s also the problem related to the parents. At first place, parents should monitor their child’s activities over their mobile phone, and spend more time with them, try to understand them. In my personal experience also, I have seen parents putting unnecessary pressure on their children. So, rather arguing with children and complaining to the authorities, parents should have consulted with the doctor and try to console children.
A few days back, while I was traveling in a “साझा यातायात”, someone was reading an article in some online newspaper, where a parent complains about her/his child’s problem of sleeping disorder like shouting “मार – मार” while sleeping. Immediately, that man’s friends said “बच्चालाई आफैले मोबाईल दिने, बच्चा दिन भरी पबजि बस्ने, अनि सपनामा मार मार नभनेर के भु** को बाबा- आमा I love you, भन्छ त?” I could not control myself, I almost rolled over, laughing. However, it’s a truly sad story.
Besides, many argue that digital gaming hampers mental and physical health as well. Indeed, I also agree that this game is quite addictive. From personal experience, I can spend 5-6 hours easily while playing this game. But that does not mean I will spend my whole time in it, certainly not. You have to check yourself and focus on what is important for you. Further, I don’t think it’s the game that is causing the problems. It might be something else, an underlying cause within the person. So, it is better to keep an eye on your children and love them and guide them properly.
Is banning the game a solution?
I don’t think banning is a good solution, it might create a rage in players. Besides, there are back doors on the internet that can bypass it easily. So, instead of banning this game, parents/school/ local authority should focus on those who suffer this kind of disorder. There are a lot of healthy players, who has become so famous on social media, because of this game. How will this ban effect them? Should the government think about this?
So, “Government Bans PUBG in Nepal”, what are your thoughts? Should PUBG be banned in Nepal? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.