We are trying to resolve this: South Korean ambassador on BGMI ban in India

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The Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) ban by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) back in July 2022 is considered as one of the biggest gaming bans in India.

Now, after four months of the ban, a statement made by South Korean Ambassador to India Mr. Chang Jae-Bok during the National Assembly Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee audit at the Korean Embassy in New Delhi in October 2022 has come out and given people hope.

According to reports, Kim Hong-gul, an independent South Korean representative, spoke in the meeting about the difficulties Korean businesses are having in India. He said, “India is a market with great potential, and many Korean companies have entered the market. But as the number of companies entering the country increases, they are experiencing difficulties.”

Kim also cited that the ban on BGMI by the government of India is an “unreasonable discrimination” and sought an answer for the ban.

The ambassador made a statement regarding the current situation of BGMI and how the authorities were working to remove the suspension of the game.

In his response to Kim Hong-gul, Chang said, “India cited concerns about cyber security breaches and violence in games as reasons for blocking the game. BGMI was serviced by Chinese company Tencent in the past, but there are concerns that India still thinks that it is being serviced by a Chinese company, so we are trying to resolve this.”

The statement is also similar to the statement released by Krafton in their Q3 2022 financial results declaration. The company stated, “KRAFTON is continuing its efforts to resume services for BGMI and will continue investing in the Indian games market.”

Popular game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile was developed by a Chinese company Tencent and was banned under section 69A of the I.T. Act 2000 in September 2020. To resolve this issue Krafton released a separate version for the Indian region named BGMI but it was also banned after in July this year under the same statute.