Everything you need to know

In a recent turn of events, BGMI has been banned in India under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. It initially started by removing the Battle Royale title from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, but now in-game transactions are also restricted.

The game’s community has been ravaged by the latest developments, leaving them unconcerned. Players are beginning to hope that the battle royale title can return in the same form it did after the ban on PUBG Mobile in the country.

Read on to learn all known information about the ban on Battlegrounds Mobile India.


BGMI banned in India by government under Section 69A of the IT Act

Section 69A allows the ban on public access to information (image via Sportskeeda)
Section 69A allows the ban on public access to information (image via Sportskeeda)

Based on the reports, the Government of India has banned BGMI under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. For the uninformed, this section empowers the central government or any of its officials to issue instructions prohibiting public access to information through any computer source.

According to the section, the restrictions applied are usually done in the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the defense of India, the security of the state, friendly relations with foreign states or public order or to incite the commission of any identifiable offense related to upwards.

It is worth noting that PUBG Mobile and other applications that were banned in India on September 2, 2020 were also suspended under the same section 69A of the IT Act.


Other details to know about the ban on Battlegrounds Mobile India

Players in India are surprised by the news that Battlegrounds Mobile has been removed from several app stores. While no confirmation has been received from the MeitY (Department of Electronics and Information Technology), the game is believed to have been suspended under Section 69A, as mentioned above.

Krafton's stock has also plummeted following news of BGMI's ban (Image via Sportskeeda)
Krafton’s stock has also plummeted following news of BGMI’s ban (Image via Sportskeeda)

In addition, the Indian government’s decision to ban the game in India had an impact on Krafton’s stock price, which fell about 9% in early trading yesterday and ended the day with a loss of -4.5%.

At the time of writing, the battle royale title servers are still working, but may be removed very soon. Many players have started to switch and try other games similar to BGMI like PUBG New State, Free Fire MAX and more.


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