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Eggs in temples? Indian court issues notice to Pokemon Go for 'hurting religious sentiments'

The PIL also raises some other concerns about the game like infringing upon privacy and posing a threat to the life and limb of the players who have to walk around to score points. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 07, 2016, 08.31 AM (IST)
The high court in western Indian state of Gujarat today issued notices to the central and state government, apart from the developers of location-based augmented reality game Pokemon Go alleging that eggs in the places of worship, as shown in the game, "hurt religious sentiments". 

A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed by Alay Anil Dave who says that the game shows eggs, which are banned from Hindu and Jain temples, being collected from places of worship in India, local media reported. 

"People get their points when they find the eggs. To find eggs in temples of Hindus and Jains is blasphemous, and therefore my client has sought a ban on the game from the country", the petitioner's lawyer Nachiket Dave said while speaking to the media.

The PIL also raises some other concerns about the game like infringing upon privacy and posing a threat to the life and limb of the players who have to walk around to score points.

(WION with inputs from agencies)
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