Over 2,000 school students take out rally demanding ban on ‘Blue Whale Challenge’

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Mumbai (Maharashtra), Aug 06 (ANI): Over 2,000 students, along with several teachers, took out a massive rally against the online game, ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ in Maharashtra’s Mumbai on Saturday. The online game has resulted in several teen suicides across the world, including in India. The students held placards with messages such as ‘say no to blue whale game’ and went around the city urging people, especially teenagers, to stay away from the deadly suicide game, which originated in Russia. In Mumbai, a 14-year old schoolboy, Manpreet Singh Sahani, brought focus of authorities and people on the game. As part of the game’s strategies, the gamers have to complete several tasks over a period of 50 days, and the last ‘challenge’ is to commit the suicide. A teacher, said games that threatened the life of an individual must be banned.

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