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Blue Whale like games asked to be blocked

16 October 2017, 4:05:00

The High Court on Monday asked the authorities concerned to stop the Blue Whale Challenge game and all other similar kinds of games, blamed for suicides of teenagers.

The HC bench of justice Moinul Hossian Chowdhury and justice ABM Hasan passed the order after hearing the writ petition which sought its order to stop the game.

The court also issued a rule asking the government to explain within four weeks why necessary measures should not be taken to stop such dangerous games.

Home secretary, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and inspector general police (IGP) and other concerned authorities were made respondents to the rule.

Besides, the court also directed authorities concerned to stop all kind of special packages of all mobile phone operators from 12:00am to 6:00 pm.

Humayun Kabir Pallob, a lawyer of writ petitioners, said the court also directed secretary for posts and telecommunications ministry and chairman of BTRC to stop gateway links of all such kind of games which allegedly provoke gamers to commit suicide.

On Thursday, Supreme Court lawyer Md Kawser, Nur Alam Siddique and Subrata Barman filed the writ petition with the High Court. reports UNB.

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