Stop harmful online games like PUBG, Free Fire: HC


The High Court on Monday called on relevant authorities to take action to remove harmful games, including PUBG and Free Fire, from online platforms in Bangladesh.

Judge Mojibur Rahman Mia and Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah adopted the order after hearing a writ.

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The court also issued a rule asking for an explanation as to why all types of online games and applications such as Tiktok, Bigo Live, PUBG, Free Fire Games and Likee should not be banned.

Earlier on June 24, the Law and Life Foundation, a human rights organization, filed a petition with the High Court for directions to ban Likee, TikTok, Bigo Live apps, and PUBG and Free games. Fire in Bangladesh.

The Secretary of the Post and Telecommunications Division, the Chairman of the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, the Secretaries for Education, Hospitality, Law and Health, and the Inspector General of Police, Bangladesh Bank, bKash, Nagad and 18 other people and organizations were asked to respond to the rule within 10 days.

Counsel Humayun Kabir Pallab appeared for the applicant.

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According to the petition, children and young people are addicted to these games which destroy social values ​​and culture. They engage in various immoral activities and crimes using apps like TikTok.

Recently, Nepal banned PUBG. Gambling has been banned in Indian Gujarat. Some were arrested for playing the game. PUBG was also temporarily arrested in Bangladesh and later the ban was lifted.


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