BGMI Ban Update: MeitY confirms Krafton’s meeting with Government of India: Battlegrounds Mobile India has been canceled across all platforms by the Government of India. However, as of now, there is no sign of its possible return as the gaming community has been left disappointed by the recent events. Meanwhile, the Indian government has finally responded to an RTI seeking clarification on the removal of BGMI. Here’s what you need to know about the latest developments related to the BGMI ban in India. For future updates on BGMI Ban Update, please follow animexp.org
BGMI Ban Update
A Twitter user, GodYamrajOP, filed an RTI in early September, seeking information from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) regarding the ban on BGMI. Meanwhile, there were two questions on the app. They are: the main reason for removing the title from the official store, and whether or not Krafton officials had a meeting with the government.
After all the anticipation, now the reaction is officially out for the desperate fans. Officials confirmed that the title was closed under Section 69A. This is what he had to say about the ban.
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology reacts to the Ban
“MeitY is empowered to issue directions to block access to information by the public under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000. Please follow the due process defined in the Information Technology Rules of 2009”.
As per the requests received from the Ministry of Home Affairs through the designated nodal officers, MeitY has blocked BGMI game app as per the provision of Section 69A Information Technology. (IT) Act, 2000. The Information Technology (Procedures and Security Measures to Block Access to Information by the Public) Regulations, 2009.
As mentioned above, the Indian government also confirmed that they had met with Krafton. However, it cannot be disclosed, as Rule 16 of the Information Technology Rules 2019 maintains strict confidentiality with respect to such matters. Meanwhile, gaming stakeholders feel that the BGMI will definitely return, but the date is still unclear. So let’s see what happens in the next few days.
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