Earlier on 24 June, Law and Life Foundation–a human rights organization–filed the writ petition with the High Court seeking directives to ban Likee, TikTok, Bigo Live apps, and PUBG and Free Fire games in Bangladesh.
Secretary to the post and telecommunication division, chairman of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, education, home, law and health secretaries, and the inspector general of Bangladesh Police, Bangladesh Bank, bKash, Nagad and 18 other individuals and organizations were asked to respond to the rule within 10 days.
Lawyer Humayun Kabir Pallab appeared for the writ petitioner.
According to the writ petition, children and youth are being addicted to these games, destroying social values and culture.
Recently, Nepal banned PUBG. The game was banned in India's Gujarat. Some were arrested for playing this game. PUBG was temporarily stopped in Bangladesh too and later the ban was withdrawn.