The Bombay High Court, on 14 February 2019, directed Maharashtra government and the Centre to file their response in a PIL seeking a ban on PUBG in the state schools.
The division bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice NM Jamdhar sought suggestions from both state and union government regarding the PIL in the matter.
Petitioner is of the view that the game promotes socially immoral conducts such as violence, murder, aggression and cyberbullying along with gaming addiction. The petitioner is an 11-year-old boy from Mumbai who has filed the PIL through her mother, an advocate.
Tanveer Nizam, petitioner’s mother cum counsel, demanded in the PIL before the court that students be refrained from playing this online game; PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).