SC Agrees to Hear Plea For Pan-India Ban of Blue Whale Challenge
The petitioner alleged that around 200 people had lost their lives due to the game in India.
After the suicide of several children across India was linked to the controversial online game, Blue Whale challenge, the Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the petition seeking a nation-wide ban on the game.
The PIL was filed by Madurai-based lawyer NS Ponnaiah, through Jaya Sukin, reported Live Law.
According to the report, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra agreed to hear the petition after Sukin insisted that the game was gaining popularity through social media platforms.
73-year-old Ponnaiah, in his petition, said that the game “snatches the life of the school and college students of India through suicide”.
He alleged that around 200 people had lost their lives due to the game.
There is need for immediate ban and create awareness about online Blue Whale game among the people, especially youngsters, of our society.Ponnaiah
He added that while other countries had taken steps to curb the spread of the game, India had not done anything.
All other countries have taken necessary steps to prevent the people from the fatal game. World Google data says that India is the number one in Blue Whale game searchers in the world.Ponnaiah
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