In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Additional District Judge Naresh Kumar Laka wrote that Garena Free Fire should be banned in India, just as PUBG Mobile India was.
For kids, online games are a blast, but for parents, they’re a nightmare. And there are a plethora of them – Garena Free Fire, Pokemon, Battleground Mobile India, Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft, Fortnite, PUBG, and so on. The list goes on and on. These online games are incredibly intriguing, and their exhilarating action, aesthetics, and interactive nature successfully entice children. Children are enthralled by them and play them nonstop during the day and night, or whenever they have the opportunity.
With youngsters becoming more and more accustomed, studies are ignored and most other hobbies are avoided. Parents become distracted when they watch their children “spending” their time on these games in this way, and they fret and worry about their children’s future. For them, there may now be a ray of hope at the end of the tunnel.
While youngsters may be disappointed, parents will be relieved to learn that things are progressing at the highest levels of government. According to the Times of India, Additional District Judge Naresh Kumar Laka has sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting that Garena Free Fire and PUBG India (Battlegrounds Mobile India) be banned in the country since they are having such a negative impact on the country’s youth.
The judge, who has two children of his own, has raised concerns about the negative effects of these online games and has asked Prime Minister Modi to take action to prohibit both Garena Free Fire and PUBG India (now Battlegrounds Mobile India). Last year, the Prime Minister was praised for taking steps to ban PUBG Mobile India.
In his letter, Judge Laka stated that these two games are readily available on Google Play and should be banned as quickly as possible.
In Judge Laka’s words, the reason for calling for a ban on Garena Free Fire and PUBG India was because of their “adverse impact on youngsters.” Aside from the prohibition on the two games described above, the judge stated that a law should be enacted to limit children’s exposure to online games such as Garena Free Fire.
Judge Laka stated that in China, rules have been passed limiting children’s (under the age of 18) access to video games to 90 minutes per day and only until 10 p.m., with the possibility of an extension to 180 minutes during holidays. As a result, India must take precautions to ensure that its youngsters are not misled. This step, according to Judge Laka, is necessary for the children’s ‘rightful growth.’