The ANI reported that Supreme Court on Friday observes the Blue Whale Challenge a “national problem”. The top court guided the state-run Doordarshan and private television channels to support in making awareness about the deadly suicide game, by telecasting the risks of the game in their prime time programmes. The Centre, on the other hand, informed the court that it has started an expert committee to look into the issue and file a report within three months.
The PTI reported that the government’s move comes following the Supreme Court asked it to build up a panel of experts to block virtual dare games like Blue Whale Challenge, which has allegedly led to many suicidal deaths and attempts. This deadly ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ game gained popularity when the news circulated that it was allegedly blamable for the deaths of more than 130 youngsters in Russia. In this deadly suicidal game, hazardous challenges like listening to dark songs, self-harming and ultimately doing suicide are given to the youngsters. The Russia assured India to help in controlling the new sensation as this game gained popularity in India as well.