This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, since Nepal is wedged between the only two countries that have banned Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, China and India (temporarily), and also happens to be caught in a tug-of-war of influence between the two.
According to the Kathmandu Post, Nepal’s Metropolitan Crime Division has had the popular battle royale banned on the grounds of its supposed negative impact on children and youths. This came after a number of complaints from parents and schools, and discussions with psychiatrists, blaming PUBG for an increase in aggression and a reduction in attention to school work.
Many other countries have also banned the game citing increasing aggressiveness in students. The game should be banned by Nepal as well in order to mitigate its effect on the mental health of the people of our country.
Just China, actually, as far as I can tell. India’s ban, which only applied to PUBG Mobile and only in certain states, lasted until 30 March. There’s also no actual consensus on whether video games are addictive or cause violent behaviour, despite what Prince Harry says.
Police in Nepal intend to arrest anyone found playing PUBG after the ban became enforceable this past Wednesday.