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Mar 12, 2020
2:17PM

HC seeks reply from MCI if online games have adverse impact on children

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Bombay High Court has sought a reply from Medical Council of India if online games such as 'PUBG' have an adverse impact on children. A division bench of acting Chief Justice B P Dharmadhikari and Justice N R Borkar has directed MCI to file an affidavit after noting that the Union government at present has no material to ascertain if such games have an adverse effect on children.

The bench was hearing a public interest litigation filed by an 11-year-old boy seeking a ban on mobile game 'PUBG'. The petition claims that the game promotes violence, aggression and cyber bullying. The petition has also sought a direction to the Central government to form an online ethics reviews committee to keep a periodical check on such violence-oriented content online.

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