A PIL pertaining to deaths of children on account of the fatal game ‘The Blue Whale’ has been filed in the Bombay High Court The petitioner has sought directions to the State, Facebook, Google and Yahoo, online portals, to block the circulation of the said game, in light of the notification August 11 issued by Ministry of IT to Google and others to stop circulation of the link blue whale. The petition was heard on urgent mentioning by the bench headed by the Chief Justice.
Advocate Shehzad Naqvi, for the NGO pointed how even after the said advisory issued by the Ministry of IT, the same has not been complied as on account of the said game since, an incident has occurred as recently as September 5. He pointed out that urgent reliefs are sought to save children who would be playing the game and resultantly end up committing suicide. After arguments, the chief justice of the high court has directed the State to file reply within 1 week.