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Delhi HC tells govt to list steps taken to ban Blue Whale

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 20, 2017, 3:15 am IST
Updated : Sep 20, 2017, 3:15 am IST

The Delhi police told the high court that it has directed all social media firms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Google.

Taking a serious view of the Blue Whale Challenge game, the Madras high court had on September 4 directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government to explore possibility of banning it.
 Taking a serious view of the Blue Whale Challenge game, the Madras high court had on September 4 directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government to explore possibility of banning it.

New Delhi: The Delhi high court asked the Centre to place before it the steps taken to comply with the Madras high court direction to ban the “Blue Whale” challenge, an Internet game that has been linked to the deaths of several children worldwide.

Taking a serious view of the Blue Whale Challenge game, the Madras high court had on September 4 directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government to explore possibility of banning it. A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar gave the Central government time till October 12 to file an affidavit indicating the steps taken by it to restrict access to the controversial game.

The court listed the matter for hearing on October 12 after additional solicitor-general Sanjay Jain told the bench that a similar matter will be heard by the Supreme Court on October 9.

The Delhi police told the high court that it has directed all social media firms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, Yahoo and Twitter to block or take down any link or reference to the game. The court was hearing a PIL filed by advocate Gurmeet Singh seeking immediate directions to restrain Internet firms from uploading any material pertaining to the game.

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