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Complete BAN on deadly game "Blue Whale"

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We the people of the country urge the Indian Government to ban the “Blue Whale Challenge” which is inherited by India from Russia, and any other similar challenges. The Blue Whale Challenge", is an Internet "game" that is claimed to exist in several countries. The game allegedly consists of a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators during a 50-day period, with the final challenge requiring the player to commit suicide. The term "Blue Whale" comes from the phenomenon of beached whales, which is linked to suicide. The number of suicides across Russia and the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan where the game is in rage is reported to be over 130.

Here are suspected cases linked to Blue Whale Challenge:

  • Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: 40 students from a school in Khurram Nagar in Lucknow have been found with severe cuts on their wrists and all of them are suspected to be active players of Blue Whale Challenge.
  • Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala: A 16-year-old from Kerala, is the latest victim of the dangerous game as claimed by his mother. The young boy was found hanging at his home on July 26. However, Man’s mother filed a fresh complaint, saying the Blue Whale challenge could have led to his death.
  • Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Blue Whale challenge claimed the life of a class VIII student Aditya Vardhan (14), a resident of Indira Nagar here. His body was found hanging from the ceiling fan of a room at his residence on 7th September.
  • Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Parth Singh, 13, was a student of Jaipuria Public School. The police said Parth had his father’s phone in his hand in which the game was on when the body was taken down.
  • Mumbai: A 14-year-old boy jumped off from the seventh floor of a building in Mumbai on July 26 evening is another suspected case of Blue Whale suicide game. The deceased, Manpreet, was a class nine student in a school in Andheri East. While locals said he played the Blue Whale game, the police said they are checking Manpreet’s cellphone and computer to ascertain the same.
  • West Midnapore, West Bengal: A 15-year-old teenager was the first suspected Blue Whale victim in India. The teenager committed suicide in the bathroom of his house on Saturday morning, August 12, according to reports. While the police are probing if the teen played the Blue Whale challenge, there were reports that Ankan was addicted to online games.
  • Solapur, Maharashtra: A 14-year-old boy who left home to allegedly complete a task assigned to him in the Blue Whale game was rescued by the police on August 10 on his way to Pune. 
  • Indore, Madhya Pradesh: A 13-year-old was rescued by his friends when he tried to jump off the third floor of his Indore school on August 10.

This is such an unsafe amusement, to the point that has driven youngsters and adolescents to end their lives and a few kids to clear something up have even played the diversion up to specific levels. This amusement has made an impact on honest personalities who have turned out to be dependent on it and builds up a fixation to complete the diversion regardless.

We genuinely encourage the administration to make quick move to boycott this amusement and to totally expel any connection that may pave the way to this diversion from every single social medium applications and from all the web crawlers and Google.

The accompanying are what the administration needs to make a move on promptly:

  • This blue whale challenge diversion must be quickly prohibited and all connections associated with playing the amusement must be expelled promptly from the online stage.
  • The administration needs to set up a board of trustees that has a screening procedure concerning what kind of diversions can be transferred on to the gaming stage.
  • There must be a Board set up like that of Censor Board which must contain specialized specialists who must be first to survey the diversion or the particular application and at exactly that point such an application might be permitted to be transferred online on to the stage.
  • When a diversion or application is first looked into by the concerned Board/Committee which should be set up, the administration may confirm it or issue a permit in this way executing a keep an eye on what sort of amusements or applications might be included recently.
  • Such different diversions that are perilous and making an unsafe encompassing for the youngster or the player must be prohibited instantly and stringent move must be made against the people/associations that are in charge of making such applications.

So far, there is no focal enactment or direction relating to Online Gaming in India aside from that of Sikkim Gaming Regulation Act, 2008. There is a dire need to present a Central Act in view of Online Gaming having a more extensive degree and comprising of every important administer and controls remembering, the effect of on mental and physical wellbeing of players and kids, technique of authorizing, setting up a Board/Committee to audit the same and force punishments and make criminal move against the defaulters.

We the team of YuvaAwaaz are taking initiative to raise our voice against such hazardous games. We feel the need to create awareness about such unsafe challenges among the people.

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