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SC seeks Centre's reply on plea for banning Blue Whale game

Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi 15 Sep 2017, 16:53:55 IST
India TV News Desk

The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre seeking its response on a plea demanding a ban on the online Blue Whale game that has been blamed for a number of deaths of young people including kids.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud sought the government's response and asked the petitioner advocate, CR Jaya Sukin, to serve a copy of his petition on Attorney General KK Venugopal. 

The petitioner has sought that an awareness should be created about the fatal consequences of the Blue Whale game. The petitioner also said that there was need for an immediate ban on the game and accused the central government of not taking sufficient steps to make people aware of the dangers of the game.

The Blue Whale Challenge, reportedly created by a former convict in Russia, is said to psychologically provoke players to indulge in daring, self-destructive tasks for 50 days before finally taking the "winning" step of killing themselves.

According to media reports, till date there are reports of around 200 people committing suicide in India after playing the online game Blue Whale.

The Blue Whale Challenge, reportedly created by a former convict in Russia, is said to psychologically provoke players to indulge in daring, self-destructive tasks for 50 days before finally taking the winning step of killing themselves.