PUBG Unban: Superstar TSMentGHATAK asks govt “What is the problem now” about PUBG’s return – Abhijeet Andhare, better known as GHATAK in the world of Indian eSports, has raised a question about PUBG’s return to India. Ghatak has been active on Twitter, and has been informing, asking people to remain patient about PUBG’s comeback in the country. However, months after the game was banned, GHATAK is asking crucial questions to MeitY– the ministry that banned the game.
In his tweet, GHATAK said “The Indian government did what they did about Chinese apps for national integrity. Nevertheless, with the Chinese element removed from PUBGM, it’s about time that the Indian esports scene regains its ground after facing the heavy setback it did.”
“What’s the problem now?” he further asks.
The Indian government did what they did about Chinese apps for national integrity. Nevertheless, with the Chinese element removed from PUBGM, it's about time that the Indian esports scene regains its ground after facing the heavy setback it did. What's the problem now? @GoI_MeitY
— Abhijeet Andhare (@TSMentGHATAK) February 11, 2021
GHATAK has been vocal about the eSports scenario in India, and has always asked for the people to wait for the game, and not fall for rumours that are being spread to gain marginalised popularity. He was one of the few in the country who had cleared that PUBG won’t come back before FAUG when big influencers were saying otherwise.
Pubg regarding jo bhi puch rahe he as far as I know FAUG ke pehle pubg nahi aayega uske baad kabhi bhi aa sakta he,pubg officials trying their best to get back in india so wait karo jese hum wait kar rahe he 🤭
— Abhijeet Andhare (@TSMentGHATAK) January 18, 2021
It may be recalled that PUBG was banned under Section 69A of the IT Act which gives the government the power to ban any game that they think could be a threat to the security of the country.
Back in September, when InsideSport tried reaching out to Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) to check the status on the ban imposed by the ministry. According to the information given to InsideSport, MEITY is in no hurry to revoke the ban on PUBG or any other banned Chinese app. The ministry officials informed InsideSport that the situation has not change specifically for PUBG or any other app in the banned list.
InsideSport further was informed by the ministry sources that mere announcement from PUBG Corporation to severe ties with Tencent Games in India is not enough for the ban to be revoked.
“Their is no discussion with-in the ministry officially to revoke ban on any of the apps listed in the ban list. We will stay away from making any comment on any specific company or app”, said the ministry source to InsideSport.