The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday issued notice to developers of area based augmented reality game’Pokemon Go’, taking after a PIL looking for ban on the game in India affirming that it harms religious assessments as well as a danger to national security.
A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi issued notification to San Francisco-based designer of the amusement, Niantic, Inc., and Central and Gujarat governments.
As per the PIL by one Alay Dave, among other things, the image of eggs shown in the augmented reality game appear in places of worship of different religious groups.
The petitioner has said eggs are considered as non- vegetarian food, and it is blasphemous to carry non-vegetarian food inside a place of worship of Hindus and Jains.
“People playing the game get their points in the form of virtual eggs which generally appear in the places of worship of different religious groups. To find eggs in temples of Hindus and Jains is blasphemous, and therefore my client has sought ban on the game from the country,” petitioner’s lawyer Nachiket Dave said.