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Blue Whale Challenge ban plea

23 Août 2017

Read Also:Blue Whale challenge: Kerala youth booked for publicising the game; hospitalised'Blue Whale' is a controversial Internet game in which a series of tasks are given to players for a period of 50 days by the administrators with a final challenge requiring them to commit suicide.

Citing deaths of children in India and overseas, advocate Gurmeet Singh, the petition, sought immediate directions to restrain the internet majors from uploading any material pertaining to the Blue Whale Challenge.

The plea, which has been filed by advocate Gurmeet Singh, has sought the court's directions to restrain the internet companies from uploading any material related to the game, citing cases of suicide by children in India and across the globe.

The Home Ministry on Tuesday issued an advisory to police across India in which the officials had asked to take strict against concerned websites that provide links to download Blue Whale game.

Government had earlier directed internet majors - Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo - to immediately remove the links of unsafe online game Blue Whale Challenge, which has led to suicide of children in India and other countries.

We are in touch with parents and students to make them aware of the hazardous effect of such mindless games", Jyoti Guha, principal, MatriKiran school, said.Read I Blue Whale Challenge: Delhi HC wonders how online game influencing adultsThe school administration will also be asked to organise a special assembly and urge students not to fall prey to this game."We have organised counselling sessions for students to ensure they use the Internet wisely.

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He also called for legal action against administrators of the lethal game, which is said to have originated in Russian Federation before spreading to other countries.

More than six children across India, in the age group of 12-19 years, have taken their lives playing this game within a span of two weeks.

A 24-year-old girl has jumped from the seventh floor flat in Virugambakkam in Chennai on Monday.

Also, a former Manipur minister's son died after falling from a terrace in Delhi and the Blue Whale game is suspected to have driven him to death.

The high court had on August 17 expressed concern over children allegedly committing suicide while playing the game.

Blue Whale Challenge ban plea