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Delhi HC notices to Centre, police on plea to ban 'Blue Whale Challenge'

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Published Aug 22, 2017, 4:26 pm IST
Updated Aug 22, 2017, 6:20 pm IST
The High Court also sought a response from Managing Directors of Facebook India, Google India and Yahoo India.
The Delhi High Court will hear the matter again on September 19. (Representational image)
 The Delhi High Court will hear the matter again on September 19. (Representational image)

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court issued notice to Centre and Delhi Police and sought their response on a plea seeking ban on online game 'Blue Whale Challenge' .

The Delhi High Court also sought response from Managing Directors of Facebook India, Google India and Yahoo India.

 

The court will hear the matter on September 19.

More than six children across India, between the age group of 12 to 19 years, have taken their lives playing 'Blue Whale' game within a span of two weeks.

The game firstly asks player to draw a whale on a piece of paper, then carve a whale figure on their body, and then gives other challenging tasks such as watching horror movies alone amongst others. The tasks include the final challenge to commit suicide.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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