For all those who dont know, Blue Whale is a game which has multiple tasks before the final task which demands the users to commit suicide. Sheer stupidity right? There have been some kids in India and other countries who committed suicide while playing this game the the last few days. This has led the government to ask internet giants like Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo etc to remove all the links which are attached to this game.
A letter from Ministry of Electronics and IT read, “Instances of children committing suicide while Blue Whale Challenge have been reported in India…You are hereby requested to ensure that any such link of this deadly game in its own name or similar game is immediately removed from your platform.” All these instructions have been incorporated by the Law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as per reports. This stupid game which has been in the news asks the users to complete 50 tasks and keep uploading pictures of the same where the last task is to commit suicide.
The Ministry of Electronics and IT also published it’s grave concern saying, “It is understood that an administrator of the game uses social media platform to invite /incite children to play this game, which may eventually lead them to take extreme steps for self inflicting injuries including suicide”.
Here is a glimpse into the dangerous self-harm task performed under this challenge
This game has led to death in Mumbai and some districts in Maharashtra. We hope that it stops existing as soon as possible.