A young boy in India has made a big move by petitioning the Bombay High Court to issue a ban on popular shooter battle royale game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), according to a report from MSN News. Eleven-year-old Ahad Nizam has filed a public interest litigation with a little help from his mother. Nizam believes the game "promotes violence, aggression, and cyber-bullying" and isn't healthy for children.
"The petition has also sought a direction to the central government to form an Online Ethics Review Committee for periodical checking of such violence-oriented online content," the petitioner's lawyer said.
The decision to seek the PUBG ban comes after young Nizam experienced negative emotions from playing the game for an extended period.
"After playing for a few days, I began to feel low and negative, so I stopped. This is why I have appealed to the government," Nizam wrote in a letter dated January 25.
Nizam has also reportedly written several letters to Indian government officials, including Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Education Minister Vinod Tawde, Home Minister Ravi Shankar, and City Police Commissioner Subodh Jaiswal. He also decided to write letters to the Microsoft Corporation India and the Medical Council of India.
The hearing will likely come up before a division bench headed by Chief Justice N H Patil, however, there is no official hearing date yet.