The Gujarat High Court issued notice against Pokémon Go following a PIL filed by Alay Anil Dave. According to Dave, The popular game is hurting religious sentiments of Hindu and Jain Communities. The petitioner is seeking the ban on this augmented reality based game from the country.
In this game, there are religious places of different religious communities. The game shows virtual eggs as points in these places. According to the petitioner, eggs are known as non-vegetarian food, so it isn’t appropriate to show eggs in Hindu and Jain temples.
Nachiket Dave, who is a lawyer of the petitioner, stated that, “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 the eggs in the temples of Hindus and Jains is blasphemous, and therefore my client has sought a ban on the game from the country.”
The Gujarat High Court issued notices to Gujarat and central governments, and San Francisco-based Developer Company of this game, Niantic Inc.