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SC cracks whip against killer Blue Whale game, orders daily shows on TV

Supreme Court has ordered the national broadcaster Doordarshan and other Television channels to telecast programme on the evil game Blue Whale.

Spreading awareness about the hazardous impact of the vice game, the highest judicial forum attempted to educate masses about the ill-effects of the online game.

The directed aired programme should be a compulsion of one-hour duration. The rule goes same for the private news channels as well.

The apex court comes up with this decision after hearing a petition filed by a 73-year-old Chennai advocate NS Ponnaiah who has blamed the game for 100 suicides throughout the country.

Ensuring the effective functioning of the implementation, the centre has further updated the apex court of setting up an expert committee to look into the ruthless issue. The filing of the updated information is confirmed by the court within a time-bound period of three weeks.

Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra reportedly said, “Lonely and frustrated children were trapped by the game BlueWhale.”

Initiated in Russia, the ‘suicide game’ energizes its online gamers to compete for the daily tasks over a period of 50 days.
What does the game demand you to do?
Cutting lips and poking the participant’s hands are the usual dares, one needs to qualify to stick engaged to the game.

Accelerating it to another level, the game further asks you to share the captured picture so that a proof-image can be recorded.

And the final round demands the participants to kill themselves.
The social media sites including the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are the places where the online player can partake.

The government has demanded the internet giants, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yahoo and Whatsapp for an immediate removal of the related links.

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