Battleground Mobile India, often known as BGMI, has been prohibited in India. On Thursday, the game was deleted from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. BGMI was released last year as a new edition of PUBG Mobile in the country.
Chinese apps were banned in India in 2020 because they were deemed a security risk. This includes various apps such as PUBG, after which BGMI was released in India as a rehash of PUBG Mobile.
BGMI has been withdrawn from the Android and iOS App Stores for the time being. But is BGMI completely prohibited in India? Why was it prohibited, and when will it be reinstated in the App Store?
We will notify you as soon as we learn the cause for this; until then, please stay with us.
Why is BGMI banned in India?
Today, we learned from reliable sources that BGMI has been banned in India; no explanation for the suspension has been identified.
According to our information, the last time PUBG was banned, the reason was that PUBG was leaking all of the people’s data. So it could be something like this, but we can’t tell with certainty that it’s the reason for the BGMI restriction.
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There is no apparent reason for the ban on BGMI in India, although it appears to be the result of a recent decree from the Government of India. This comes on the heels of claims that Indian law enforcement was looking into an alleged murder on PUBG.
A 16-year-old boy shot and killed his mother in an argument over an online game similar to PUBG, according to a recent story. This could also be the reason for the BGMI ban.
According to Union Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar, PUBG was prohibited in India in 2020, but banned apps are reappearing in a new form. This was an obvious reference to BGMI, a new version of PUBG Mobile that omitted the troubling components.
Google and Crafton’s statements
“Following the protocol established upon receipt of the order,” Google stated in a statement, “we have banned BGMI’s access to the app available on the Play Store in India.”
Meanwhile, Crafton explained, “we’re clarifying how and why BGMI was pulled from Google Play.” We will notify you as soon as we have specific information.
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