Letter to the Prime Minister (Blue Whale issue)

Dear Shri. Narendra Modiji,

It has been reported that there is an internet trend growing in popularity that encourages its participants to hurt themselves in real life – called Blue Whale. This is not a video game but the participants are required to receive instructions from an anonymous administrator, and their final task is to commit suicide. The target is basically young children. (Reports in the media reveal that the game has taken a few lives in India and its popularity is growing) The Blue Whale Game is a challenge to the whole society and comprehensive action against this from all responsible agencies are of utmost importance.

As far as the State of Kerala is concerned the Cyber Wing of Police Department is making their best efforts to make people aware through Social Media and other effective channels. It may be appreciated that the State Government by itself can do very little in this matter. Only solution to arrest this menace is to ban this game altogether and this can be done only with the help of Union Government Ministries such as Electronics and Information Technology, Home, Information and Broadcasting etc. In view of the threat, which is already at our door step, I would request that immediate action may be initiated to ban this game all over India so that we can save precious lives.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,

PINARAYI VIJAYAN

Shri. Narendra Modi
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
152, South Block, Raisina Hill,
New Delhi-110011.