Delhi HC asks Facebook, Google, Yahoo and others for responses to MeITY directive by 28 August


The Delhi High Court today sought the response of Facebook, Google and Yahoo on a plea to direct them to take down the links of Blue Whale Challenge, an internet-based suicide game that has been allegedly linked to several deaths of children worldwide.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi Police asking them to inform about the steps they have taken in this regard.

While issuing the notice to the Indian units of the internet giants, the bench also directed them to file a status report with regard to the steps they have taken in pursuance to Centre’s direction to ban the online game called the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’.

The plea, filed by advocate Gurmeet Singh, has sought immediate directions to restrain the internet firms from uploading any material pertaining to the challenge game, citing cases of suicide by children in India and abroad.

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