Protesters Play Card Games in Front of Pune Collector’s Office Against Online Gaming

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Pune, 12th December 2023: In an unusual demonstration against online gaming, activists from the Lok Sangharsh Party staged a protest in front of the Pune Collector’s office on Tuesday. The protesters played traditional card games, including Rummy and Tin Patti (3 Cards), to draw attention to their demand for government regulations on online gaming.

This unique protest aimed to spotlight the growing addiction to online gaming among people of all age groups. The Lok Sangharsh Party has been urging the Maharashtra State Government to ban online gaming, expressing concerns about its impact on the population. Despite their demands, the government has not taken any action on the matter.

Party workers, including president Adv Yogesh Makene, organizer Adv Shivam Potdar, and Adv Abhijit Kulkarni, engaged in card games with real money as a symbolic gesture. The protesters questioned the lack of regulations governing online gaming and highlighted the inconsistency with the legality of traditional gambling.

Advocate Makene warned that if the Maharashtra State Government fails to enact stringent laws on online gaming within the next two months, the Lok Sangharsh Party would organize a larger protest, called ‘Patte Khela,’ in front of the ministry. The protesters aim to keep the issue in the public eye and press for the implementation of regulations addressing the concerns associated with online gaming.