There is a new face of crime which we have seen in recent days which is known as blue whale game. The Blue Whale Challenge is reportedly a suicide game in which the player is given certain tasks to complete over a period of 50 days and the final task leads him or her to commit suicide. The player is also asked to share photos after finishing each challenge. A PIL to ban links of Blue whale challenge on social media and other sites filed in Delhi high court.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday admitted a plea seeking to ban the infamous online Blue Whale Challenge game, which has led to the suicide of a number of children in India and abroad. The Delhi High Court on thursday sought the response of Facebook, Google and Yahoo on a plea to direct them to take down the links of Blue Whale challenge, an internet-based suicide game that has been allegedly linked to several deaths of children worldwide.
While issuing notice to the Indian units of the internet giants, the bench also directed them to file a status report with regard to the steps they have taken in pursuance to Centre’s direction to ban the online game called the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’.
A bench of Delhi high court also issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi Police asking them to inform about the steps they have taken in this regard. Meanwhile, Delhi Police counsel Sanjoy Ghose informed the court that the cyber security cell was active in this regard and the Centre has also issued a direction.
The Blue Whale Challenge is reportedly a suicide game in which the player is given certain tasks to complete over a period of 50 days and the final task leads him or her to commit suicide. The player is also asked to share photos after finishing each challenge. The game firstly asks the player to draw a whale on a piece of paper, then carve a whale figure on their body, and then gives other tasks such as watching horror movies alone etc.
The tasks include the final challenge to commit suicide.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, reports have said. The sudden popularity of the deadly online game — Blue Whale Challenge, in which the final task requires the player to commit suicide, had forced the government to issue the directions to the internet firms to remove the links of the dangerous game. Please refer to The hindu businessline for more details.
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