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PIL filed against Pokemon Go in Gujarat HC for ‘hurting’ religious sentiments by showing eggs

A PIL was filed in the Gujarat High Court against developers of the mobile game Pokemon Go, alleging it hurts religious sentiments of members of the Hindu and Jain communities by showing eggs in places of worship. The Bench comprising Justices Subhash Reddy and Vipul Pancholi issued notices to the Central government and the San Francisco-based developer of the game, According to a report Indian Express.

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The petition filed by Alay Anil Dave, says that image of eggs shown in the game appearing at the places of worship of different religious groups. The petitioner has said eggs are considered non-vegetarian food, and it is blasphemous to carry non-vegetarian food inside a place of worship of Hindus and Jains.

Petitioner’s lawyer Nachiket Dave said, “People playing the game get their points in the form of 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,” As a reported by Indian Express.

The petition also raised a threat of life to the players and others, and sought to ban Pokemon Go in India.

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