KRAFTON Inc, the South Korean online game corporate, and maker of BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA (BGMI), appears to be discovering it difficult to delink itself from its erstwhile Chinese language beginning. PRAHAR, a non-profit organisation operating within the house of socio-economic construction, has written a letter to the ministry of house affairs (MHA) and ministry of electronics and data generation (MEIT) requesting ban on Battlegrounds Cell India (BGMI) below segment 69A of the Knowledge Generation Act. The NGO needs the app to be banned at the flooring that it poses a risk to the sovereignty and integrity of India.
The request to dam the app comes days after the federal government introduced a ban on 54 Chinese language apps on February 14, 2022. The NGO has prompt the federal government so as to add BGMI to the listing of 54 Chinese language apps. It claims that Krafton, the South Korean studio that publishes BGMI, is a entrance corporate of China’s main web corporate Tencent Holdings.
“Tencent Holdings had introduced PUBG in India, and it was once one of the crucial downloaded video games on the time of its ban in 2020. In lower than a 12 months, PUBG was once re-introduced in India by way of a entrance corporate of Tencent – Krafton below the brand new identify BGMI — a transfer that was once obviously supposed to bypass the Indian policymakers,” says PRAHAR within the letter.
The letter additional claims that Tencent is the second-largest shareholder of Krafton with 15.5% shares.