Explore possibility of banning Blue Whale game : Madras HC
By Team Legistify / 2017-09-06

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Taking a serious view of the Blue Whale Challenge game, the Madras High Court today directed the Central and Tamil Nadu governments to explore possibilities of banning it.

Initiating suo motu proceedings in the matter, Justices K K Sasidharan and G R Swaminathan of Madurai bench issued the notice to the Union Information and Broadcasting Secretary and state Home Secretary and IT department and made several suggestions.The bench asked them to find out the possibility of banning the game and directed that IIT-Madras Director is impleaded in the case to offer suggestions to ban such online games.

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During the hearing of the matter, the state government informed the court that the student who ended his life here had shared the game with 75 others. However, all of them had been prevented from playing it, the government counsel added.The judges suggested to the state DGP and Home Secretary that severe warning is issued to those who shared the ‘dangerous’ online game with others.

On September 1, the court had said it would take up the case suo motu when Krishnamurthy, an advocate, made an appeal for a direction to the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry to ban such games.

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