A public interest litigation was filed against the US-based ‘Pokémon Go’ on a contention that it hurts the religious sentiments of the Hindus, on which the Court issued notices to the Centre, State, besides the company.
The petitioner Alay Anil Dave’s plea is that those who play the ‘Pokémon Go’ games is awarded their points in the form of ‘eggs’, which generally appear in the Hindu places of worship. Finding ‘eggs’ in the Hindus and Jains temples are ‘blasphemous’ and therefore ‘Pokémon’Go’ games must be banned in India.
Some other points as that the ‘ ‘Pokémon’ Go’ games violate the privacy, poses a threat to the life of the players, who have to walk around to score a point, which can injure in their limbs.
It may pertinent to mention that in August 2016, a fatwa was issued against ‘Pokemon Go’ on the ground that it is ‘anti-Islam’ by the ‘Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat’, one of the most revered shrines of the “Barelvi sect’ of ‘Sunni Islam’.
The petition is likely to be heard today, the 7th of September, 2016.
While this being the case here in India, ‘Pokemon Go’ is trending in the USA and elsewhere on account of the following happening:
Pokémon Sun and Moon have been starring in two trailers , one for the ‘Japanese audiences’ and another for the ‘English-speaking’ ones.
The new features shown in them pertain to a handful of humans, alongside Pokémon unlike any we’ve seen before — and one is cannot be even sure whether one of them is a ‘Pokémon’ indeed.
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