Case Registered Against PUBGM YouTuber For Racist Remarks Towards MLA Who Called for Battlegrounds Mobile India Ban
PUBG Mobile YouTuber Paras Singh has made some racist remarks against former Arunachal Pradesh MP and current MLA Ninong Ering. As first reported by Eastern Mojo, in a now-edited video that was posted on May 22, the PUBG Mobile YouTuber called Ering a non-Indian and stated that Arunachal Pradesh belongs to China. A case has been filed against Paras Singh for inciting ill-will and hatred toward the people of Arunachal Pradesh and the YouTuber has apologized for his remarks. Earlier this week, Ninong Ering requested the Indian government to ban Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) ahead of its launch and claimed that the app is guilty of “Chinese deception.”
PUBG Mobile YouTuber Paras Singh Makes Racist Remarks About Ninong Ering
Paras Singh who goes by the name ‘Paras Official’ on YouTube made a video on Ninong Ering’s call to block Battlegrounds Mobile India’s launch. In the video he was seen opening Ering’s Twitter profile picture and saying:
“Does he look like someone from India? I don’t think he is an Indian.”
He then opened Ering’s Twitter banner image and said,
“Here also I don’t think anyone is an Indian. Maybe this is what people from Arunachal Pradesh look like, I don’t know as I have never met them.”
He also commented on Ering’s name stating that it didn’t feel like an Indian name. Singh went on to search for Arunachal Pradesh on a map of India and stated that he couldn’t find the state in it before claiming,
“This is on China’s side…. here it is in the corner. There are Chinese cities on top of it and around it, which means that this belongs to China. In a way, it is with them as it just touches India a little.”
Following the outrage that followed, Singh later posted a video on May 24th, apologizing for making these racist remarks against Ninong Ering.
However, a video posted on his channel later in the day shows a woman who claims to be his mother asking viewers to forgive her son. She also stated that her son was “taken” from his residence by people claiming to be sent from the chowki (police station).
Ninong Ering’s Response to Singh’s Remarks
In a conversation with EastMojo, Ering said Singh’s immature remarks have not hurt him personally. “He is free to point out mistakes, if any, but the racist remarks are serious and something which needs re-thinking.”
It was also reported that he would soon file complaints against Singh at the Pasighat police station and Crime Branch.
Case Registered Against PUBG Mobile YouTuber Paras Singh
Following this, Arunachal Pradesh’s Chief Minister Pema Khandu Tweeted that a case has been filed against Paras under sections 124A/ 153A/ 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) since the video aims at inciting ill will and hatred towards the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
The CM went on to say that authorities are making thorough investigations into the Youtuber’s social media accounts for details of his activities. “Technical resources are being employed to gather his current whereabouts,” he added.
According to the IPC,
- Section 124A lays down the punishment for sedition
- Section 153A lays down the punishment for “promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.”
- Section 505(2) lays down the punishment for statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred, or ill will between classes