One of the recently most downloaded game, Pokemon Go has been dragged at the Gujarat High Court. The petition seeks to ban the game as it hurts religious sentiments for showing images of eggs in places of worship were “blasphemous” to Hindus and Jains.
On the same hand, the court has asked the makers of Pokemon Go to respond to the charges.
Though Pokemon Go has not been officially released in India, but many still play by signing into an iTunes account of any country where the game has been released.
Reports point out that temples are often Pokestops – especially marked landmarks where players can gather supplies.
The petition also cited infringement of privacy, and a possible threat of life to the players searching for Pokemons as further grounds for banning the game.
Many feel the case is not important, where Congress minister Shashi Tharoor tweeted: “To file in the “Only in India” category! Would be funny if such frivolous cases didn’t clog our judicial system.”
It will be interesting to see what Niantic Inc, the makers of the game will respond.