Ban on deadly game demanded: NSF
Jammu, July 29: Dubbing Player Unknowns Battle Grounds (PUBG) as dangerous multiplayer online battle royale game designed to kill the mental balance of young generation, National Secular Forum(NSF) called for taking rapid action to get this formidable App obliterated from UT of Jammu and Kashmir in the overall interest of students, especially children.
Addressing a media fraternity today in a press conference called in his office, Dr. Vikas Sharma, State President, National Secular Forum gave vent to his grave concern to recollect certain cases reportedly of young boys who fell prey to the deadly PUBG game propelling them to take aggressive step desperately to end their lives, he said, adding that there are some gamers who have become addicted to this game which is why it has become a major concern for many parents of children.
He said that PUBG is an extremely violent game as excessive violence is bound to trigger aggressive thoughts, emotions, and behavior that ultimately affects the mental health of schooling children and other youth, he rued, adding that playing this game is making the boys less productive pushing them to deep addictiveness which is seriously affecting their mental health and academic studies.
Not only this, even most PUBG gamers spend their entire day playing the killing game making them extremely less socially active, Dr. Vikas told, adding that those addicted to playing this game can get easily mental stress facing anxiety issues in public due to lack of social interaction, but he also bemoaned.
Capping up his press conference, Dr. Vikas wondered as to why the Government is sleeping over this urgent issue of PUBG game and urged the UT administration to intervene in the matter on priority in the interest of our young generation which is at the verge of mental and physical annihilation.
He fervently appealed the Lt Governor that matter may urgently be taken up with the concerned authority at an appropriate level and get the PUBG App obliterated from UT to save the young generation here who have become habitual to play deadly game day in and day out, unfortunately, playing with their future and creating untold problems for their patents, he added.
Among those who were present in the press-conference included, Pushpinder Singh, Mashkoor Ali Khan, and Rahul Sharma.