A PIL has been filed against the developers of the GPS based augmented reality game Pokemon Go, in the Gujarat High Court for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of certain communities as they are showing eggs in places of worship.
The PIL which is filed by Alay Anil Dave is likely to be heard on Wednesday, by the division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice Vipul Pancholi.
As per the plea, among various other things, the image of the eggs shown in the reality game appears in places of worship of various different religious groups.
The petitioner has also mentioned that the eggs are considered as non-vegetarian food, and it is blasphemous to further carry non-vegetarian food inside a place of worship of the Hindus and Jains.
People playing the game get their points in the form of eggs which have appeared in the places of worship of different religious groups.
To find the eggs in the temples of Hindus and Jains is the blasphemous, and therefore my client has also sought a ban on the game from the country, petitioner’s lawyer Nachiket Dave have said.
Among the other points raised against the game are that it infringes upon the privacy, and it poses a threat of life and limbs to the players, who are bound to walk around to score a point.