Stern Warnings Issued Related to Removal of the Blue Whale Challenge

Blue Whale challenge Delhi HC expresses concern wonders why adults are also influenced

Blue Whale challenge Delhi HC expresses concern wonders why adults are also influenced

The game, reportedly created by a former convict in Russian Federation, psychologically stimulates the players to indulge in daring, self-destructive tasks for 50 days before finally taking the "winning" step of killing themselves.

The high court, however, refrained from passing any order on the plea seeking direction to the internet companies including Google, Facebook and Yahoo to take down the links of the Blue whale.

The Court asked as to how the game is influencing adults.

In an effort to stop a spree of unnatural deaths caused by the Blue Whale game that has claimed many innocent lives till now, IT industry body Nasscom and Data Security Council of India (DSCI) on Thursday asked the government to set up a hotline service or web portal.

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The officer added that one of Manpreet's close friends had said that minutes before jumping, the deceased had told his friend that he was going towards the terrace, but since Manpreet was known to have a sense of humour, the friend had not taken him seriously and had just replied with a smiley.

The matter will be next heard August 22.

"Instances of children committing suicide due to the Blue Whale Challenge have been reported in India".

The government has directed technology giants, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo to remove all links which direct users to the game.

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The killer online "Blue Whale Challenge" game has led to suicides around India.

Acting on a hunch that Siddharth Singh might be a victim of the notorious Blue Whale game challenge, police are also checking his phone and laptop.

He also sought direction to the Delhi Police to appoint a special five-member team to oversee whether the internet companies comply with the court's direction.

The petition said "there are so many children and people being adversely affected by this menace namely Blue Whale Challenge and they do not even know that the same will cost their life and their families will suffer heavily". The game, which originated in Russian Federation, has taken "more than six" lives across India in the age group of 12-19 years within a span of two weeks, news agency Press Trust of India reported on Wednesday.

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