Tamil Nadu pledged to curb online gambling, says justice minister

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Chenai: The Tamil Nadu government informed the state assembly that it had pledged to ban online gambling on Tuesday. He also said the existing law to limit online gambling will be invoked after the Supreme Court’s verdict.

According to a report on PTI, Tamil Nadu Justice Minister S Regupathy said Chief Minister MK Stalin is aware of the ill effects of online gambling as it has destroyed many families. Further, recalling the past, he said, the previous AIADMK government issued an ordinance but passed it hastily due to which the Madras High Court quashed the ordinance in August of Last year.

Yet, we went to the Supreme Court to challenge the Madras High Court order and uphold the law enacted by the AIADMK government.

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“We hope Apex Court will deliver a good verdict,” he said.

The Minister made the announcement in response to Opposition Leader Edappadi K Palaniswami’s motion calling for a ban on online gambling.

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On Tuesday, former CM Palaniswami said the state government should take strict measures to ban online rummy as several families are ruined in the trap. He said that many young people get into gambling and lose several hundred thousand rupees, while some of them who borrowed large sums to gamble also committed suicide.

The Leader of the Opposition also recalled the ordinance enacted by the AIADMK government in 2020 to ban online gambling.

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