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Blue Whale Challenge: SC seeks Centre’s response on plea seeking complete ban

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New Delhi: 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 A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud sought the government’s response and asked the petitioner advocate, C.R. Jaya Sukin, to serve a copy of his petition on Attorney General K.K. Venugopal.

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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.