Blue Whale game: Supreme Court orders broadcasters to create awareness programme
Taking into consideration the dangers posed by the blue Whale game, the Supreme Court on Friday directed broadcasters to conceive an educational/awareness programme to be telecast.
The Supreme Court's order comes in the wake of a petition filed by a 73-year-old Chennai advocate, NS Ponnaiah, who blamed the game for 100 suicides throughout the country in recent times.
Earlier on September 15, the apex court had issued a notice to the Centre in connection with a plea seeking a complete ban on the Blue Whale Challenge.
Taking into account the adverse impact that the game is having on children and parents, the court ordered broadcasters to begin the awareness programme as soon as possible.
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The court informed that “anything that threatens life should be condemned.”
The deadly Blue Whale game is an online game that dares players for over 50 days, telling them to complete levels given by an anonymous controller.
The game begins with each player being asked to draw a whale on a piece of paper, then carve the same on their body. It continues giving tasks involving life-threatening activities.
The court posted the case for hearing on November 15.
(With inputs from ANI)