Puducherry urges Centre to ban online gambling platforms | Puducherry News


PUDUCHERRY: The Puducherry government has urged the Union government to ban online gambling platforms and apps. Chief minister V Narayanasamy told reporters that he has written a letter to the Union communications, electronics & information technology and law & justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad urging him to ban online rummy and other online gambling platforms and applications.
The plea comes in wake of a man from Villianur in Puducherry committing suicide after losing more than Rs 30 lakh in online gambling and falling into a debt trap. He set himself on fire after posting a WhatsApp audio urging the government to ban all online gambling platforms.
Narayanasamy said he received representations from various quarters urging the government to initiate efforts in banning not only online rummy but all online gambling platforms.
“The government conceded to their demand. I have written to Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad urging him to impose a ban on all online gambling platforms. Several innocent and ignorant people get addicted to the online gambling platforms and lose money rendering their families homeless,” he said.
Narayanasamy pointed out that blue whale mobile application was banned after a few people who played the game had been forced to end their lives.
On the sudden spike in the number of murders in the territory, he held former chief minister and All India NR Congress founder leader N Rangasamy responsible for rowdyism culture raising its ugly head in the territory.
“Rowdy elements lodged in Puducherry Central Prison operate their criminal network using mobile phones with the connivance of a few corrupt jail staff members to extort money from people and murder those who refuse to pay them. We have initiated efforts to curb the operation of rowdy elements from the prison,” he said.



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