Updated: October 30, 2020 11:44:00 am
Popular gaming app PUBG Mobile and 117 other applications have been banned by the Information and Technology Ministry on Wednesday. The government also banned Baidu, Baidu Express Edition, Tencent Watchlist, FaceU, WeChat Reading and Tencent Weiyun, besides PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite, terming them “prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and defence of the nation”.
Earlier in June, the IT ministry had banned several Chinese-owned applications and their clones, including TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser, Likee, WeChat, and Bigo Live. In July, the government had banned more 47 apps. The move was then seen as a retaliatory step taken by the Indian government due to the tense face-off between India and China in eastern Ladakh, which led to the death of 20 Indian Army personnel.
Following the announcement of the ban, netizens took to social media to express their opinion. With PUBG being a widely popular game, many also shared hilarious memes, highlighting the reactions of PUBG players. Here, take a look:
— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) September 3, 2020
half of india after pubg ban pic.twitter.com/4RtCby0UmW
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) September 2, 2020
PUBG lovers in India right now pic.twitter.com/lg8pZasX99
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) September 2, 2020
Students deleted #PUBG to study for Exams
After exams coming to download it again pic.twitter.com/YfY4X9MuL7
— Gungun रावत (@pahadi_chori) September 3, 2020
#PUBG banned in India
Meanwhile Indian parents pic.twitter.com/iQ0AfrKyrr
— monikaaaa😈 (@bikanerikanya) September 2, 2020
Govt. ORDERS TO BAN #PUBG…!!
— Udit (@udit0201) September 2, 2020
— Pranav Sharma (@chaigaramm) September 2, 2020
— 𝓡𝓪𝓱𝓾𝓵 𝓚𝓾𝓶𝓪𝓻 ☣️ (@Akshay_RahulK) September 2, 2020
— Vaibhav Singh🌐 (@singhvaibhav96) September 2, 2020
— Shreyansh (@Shreyanshhh_9) September 2, 2020
— khantoshik💭 (@khanthatwrites) September 2, 2020
Indian Government banned #PUBG
Le PubG players :- pic.twitter.com/meefUW5jgA
— Sudhanshu Ranjan Singh (@memegineers_) September 2, 2020
GOVT bans #PUBG
INDIAN parents:- pic.twitter.com/JKE2S0sAtq
— 々TANGENT々🇮🇳 (@pra_tea_k) September 2, 2020
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