Blue Whale challenge: SC seeks Centre’s response on ban

The petitioner has sought that an awareness should be created about the fatal consequences of the Blue Whale game.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2017 14:10 IST
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The Blue Whale Challenge 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.(File Photo)

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on a plea seeking a ban on the online Blue Whale game that has been blamed for a number of deaths of young people.

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 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.

First Published: Sep 15, 2017 14:08 IST