Ahmedabad, Sept 7: The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday issued notices on a petition seeking action against the developers of the game Pokemon Go as it hurt Hindu sentiments.
The Bench comprising Justices Subhash Reddy and Vipul Panchali issued notices to the Central government and the San Francisco-based developer of the game, Niantic, Inc.
The petition filed by Alay Anil Dave, says that the image of eggs shown in the augmented reality game appear in places of worship of different religious groups. The petitioner contended that eggs are non-vegetarian food and it is blasphemous to carry non-vegetarian food inside a place of worship of Hindus and Jains.
The petitioner went on to state that the people playing the game get their points in the forms of eggs which generally appear in places of worship of various religious groups.
To find eggs in temples of Hindus and Jains is blasphemous, and therefore the game be banned in India.