SC Bench while terming as a ‘National Problem’ had directed Doordarshan and the other Private Television Channels to help create awareness about deadly game, by telecasting dangers of the game in their prime time programmes.
On Monday, Centre submitted before the Supreme Court Bench that it was not possible to block the online games like ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ as they are not app-based games.
On basis of the submission, Apex Court directed Chief Secretary of all the States to spread awareness among the students about potentially deadly game.
‘Blue Whale Challenge’ had gained notoriety when the news broke that it was allegedly responsible for deaths of over 130 youngsters in Russia.
SC had sought Govt’s response on the plea seeking to firewall such violent games.
Government’s response came days after Supreme Court in October asked it to set up a panel of experts to block the life-threatening online games.
Petition was filed by Activist and Advocate Sneha Kalita, before Apex Court Bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra.
‘Blue Whale Challenge’ was termed a ‘suicide game’. It manipulated the impressionable teenagers to complete a series of challenges, like listening to the ‘dark songs’ and self-harming, and ultimately persuaded them to commit suicide.