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Indonesia Put A Fatwa On PUBG, Declared The Game UnIslamic

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Indonesia has slapped with a Fatwa on PUBG, famous yet cruel online game on Wednesday in Indonesia, claimed it insults Islam and makes players violent.

Fatwa on PUBG was issued in the Indonesian province, Aceh. It came after Nepal, India, and Iraq have banned PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) due to fears that it would increase violence in the region.

This game is often linked to a famous movie, The Hunger Games. Within a short span of time PUBG become one of the most trending games in the world.

On Wednesday, Ulema Council of Aceh Chapter Muslims have declared that the Muslims should stop playing the game and the Indonesian Government should consider action against those who are still playing.

The council clarified that breaking this fatwa does not bring any sanctions but one should refrain from playing such deadly things.

The fatwa declared PUBG “Haram” as it changed the behavior of an innocent person into a violent one. It also insults Islam.

Deputy chairman of the Aceh Ulema Council, Faisal Ali said.

Religious organizations were worried at PUBG’s getting famous in the Aceh’s Muslim majority area.

“We have seen young kids as well as adults playing the game on the roads even when visiting their relatives and it is getting worse day by day.” Said Faisal Ali.

Government is yet to comment on this fatwa, or to declare if the game will be banned in Indonesia or not.


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