A recent article published by Daily Manab Zamin stated that ‘Free Fire’ (FF) and ‘PUBG Mobile’ are getting Banned In Bangladesh. PUBG Mobile had already seen a temporary ban in the country, but later it was taken back. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Education of Bangladesh recommended the ban on these games to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.
Why Is Free Fire & PUBG Mobile Getting Banned In Bangladesh?
The matter was discussed in the Parliamentary Standing Committee, where the Bangladesh Mobile Phone Subscribers Association called for an urgent need to take steps to control games like Free Fire and PUBG Mobile. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication raised concerns about these two games creating addiction among teenagers and young adults.
Mohiuddin Ahmed, the president of Bangladesh Mobile Phone Users Association, said:
“While we are relentlessly working to get the next generation of young people to have access to high-speed internet, the next generation has gone astray by abusing technology, which has made us think.”– Mohiuddin Ahmed
Sudden discontinuation of the services of these games in the country can result in an aggressive and adverse reaction of the youth. Hence the government is finding a healthy and alternative way to do so. The government will also try to prevent playing these games by alternate ways such as using VPNs.
On various platforms, the aggression of youth is clearly visible after hearing this news. There are comments like “If you have a headache, Cutting your head is not the solution.” Some are demanding the opening of schools and colleges to stop children from getting addicted to these games. But opening schools and colleges don’t seem to be a viable solution in this pandemic.
In contrast, some comments reflect happiness with the decision [These must be the parents of addicted children, just kidding]. Let’s see how and when Bangladesh’s government would healthily execute the plan, or would the youth be able to convince the officials to reverse their decision.