Blue whale game ban plea: The Supreme Court on Friday said that Doordarshan and private channels should create awareness on health hazards by telecasting in their prime time programme. The Blue Whale game is a national problem, a three- judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra observed that. The petition was filed by a 73-year-old Chennai advocate NS Ponnaiah, who blamed the game for 100 suicides throughout the country in recent times. The apex court had issued a notice on September 15 to the Centre in connection with a plea seeking a complete ban on the Blue challenge.The 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 task concludes with the final challenge that is commuting suicide.
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