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Maneka Gandhi Raises Concern Over Blue-Whale Game Challenge

Concerned over several cases of self harm while play Blue Whale Game Challenge on internet, Union Women and Child Development Minister, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, has written to the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh and Union Minister for Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad, asking them to take all measures to remove the self-destructive game from social media.

Several cases of students and youngsters have reportedly committing suicide playing this Game, according to media reports.

Raising concern over these shocking incidents, Ms Gandhi suggested that the Game Challenge be removed from social media by suitable intervention.

The Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology has issued a circular to Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to report anyone who's advocating or promoting the game.

Earlier in May, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights had also written to the IT Ministry to take immediate action to ban the Game.

Ms Gandhi has also appealed to the parents to monitor the activities of children and dissuade them from falling prey to such dangerous games.

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