The Delhi High Court this week looked for the reply of Google, Facebook, and Yahoo on a petition to order them to get rid of the links of Blue Whale challenge. Blue Whale challenge is a suicide game on Internet that has been supposedly connected to a number of deaths of kids all over the world.
A panel of Justice C Hari Shankar and Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal also subjected notice to the Delhi Police and the Centre requesting them to notify about the measures they have taken regarding this. While subjecting notice to the Indian division of the Internet majors, the panel also asked them to file a status report regarding the measures they have taken in accordance with the Centre’s move to bar the online game named as the “Blue Whale Challenge.”
The petition, issued by advocate Gurmeet Singh, has looked for immediate directions to hold back the Internet companies from uploading any content leading to the challenge game. It also mentioned the incidents of suicide by kids in abroad and India. The court listed the topic for next month. Until then, it has look for the replies from all the companies. In the mean time, Sanjoy Ghose, the Delhi Police counsel, told the court that the Centre has subjected a direction and the cyber security cell was lively in this regard as well.
On August 15, 2017, the Ministry of Electronics and IT had requested the Internet giants Facebook, Google, Instagram, WhatsApp, Yahoo, and Microsoft to get rid of the links of the lethal Blue Whale Challenge without any delay. The impulsive fame of the deadly online game, Blue Whale Challenge, in which the final challenge needs the user to commit suicide, had obliged the government to issue the rules to the Internet firms to get rid of the links of the deadly game.
More than 6 kids all over India in the age group from 12 to19 have committed suicide while playing this game within a time frame of 2 Weeks, reports have claimed. Deaths of kids have also been posted from other nations comprising China, Russia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria, Argentina, Italy, and Chile, the plea has claimed.