Holika Dahan is burnt on the streets and open space to signify the victory of good over evil. So this year some residents in Mumbai’s worli area have decided to burn the effigies of Masood Azhar. The chief of JeM and the mind behind Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred.
Even effigies of mobile game PUBG will be burnt to create awareness about the negative impact on the users. Amar and Ashish Vitthal, twin brothers from Sion Koliwada, have built an effigy of the mobile game which they plan to burn today on the occasion of ‘Holika Dahan’.
Speaking to ANI, Ashish said: “It (PUBG) must be banned. Parents tell us children play PUBG all day. They appreciate us for the concept.”
Amar added, “People are turning violent by playing PUBG, children are not focussing on studies. So we came up with this concept. Earlier we had created awareness about noise pollution, demonetisation etc. We will burn this effigy during ‘Holika Dahan’. We want to spread a social message.”
This comes over a month after an 18-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself after he had an argument with his family members over buying a new mobile phone for playing PUBG.