Supreme Court dismisses Krida Sports rummy petition

The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by Krida Sports and Games Pvt Ltd challenging the validity of the online rummy ban in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, local media reports.

Krida Sports filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court in May, arguing that rummy should be allowed to be played for stakes without any interference from the police.

However, in a counter affidavit, the Telangana government contended that addiction to online rummy game has affected various sections of society, including students and women.

“It is evident from the above that rummy and online rummy when played for stakes, is creating a social menace affecting the life of students and women. It is causing an adverse impact on family life.

“The State was therefore compelled to enact the Ordinance pursuant to its constitutional responsibilities of enacting a just social order,” the Telangana government said.

While disposing the petition, the bench said that the company was at liberty to approach the relevant state High Courts if they so desired.