The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre in connection with a plea seeking a complete ban on the Blue Whale Challenge and has sought a detailed reply within three weeks.
Earlier on September 12, the apex court bench, comprising of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud agreed to hear the plea today.
Urging for an immediate ban on the deadly online game that has claimed more than 200 lives, the petitioner had asked the apex court to direct the Central Government to take steps to ban the game.
The deadly Blue Whale game is an online game that challenges players for over 50 days, demanding them to complete tasks given by an anonymous controller.
The game firstly asks the player to draw a whale on a piece of paper, then carve a whale figure on their body, and then gives other tasks such as watching horror movies alone etc. The tasks include the final challenge to commit suicide.
The online game is created by Phillipe Budeikin, a Russian psychology student.