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End Blue Whale menace, SC tells Centre

SNS | New Delhi |

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday asked the Centre to put in more efforts in order to end the menace of Blue Whale game which has claimed the lives of many youngsters.

In its order, the apex court asked the home ministry as well as the human resource development ministry to spread awareness about the issue.

It also asked the government to raise awareness on mental health through TV shows especially for youngsters.

The Blue Whale Challenge, created by a Russian Philipp Budeikin, is directly targeting children and encouraging them to harm themselves over 50 stages culminating in suicide.

The game is reportedly linked to the deaths of more than 100 young people around the world, including India.

The Delhi High Court had on September 19 asked the Centre to submit a list of steps taken to ban the Blue Whale online game that has led to numerous suicides among teens.