Muslim women are reportedly being targeted and harassed by unidentified groups on the internet where their photos are being uploaded and auctioned online.
Photos of women were uploaded on an app called GitHub by the name of ‘Bulli Bai’ on January 1, 2022. After the news went viral, the Delhi Police took up the matter for investigation.
Besides the police in the national capital, Mumbai Police have also taken cognizance of the matter. Mumbai cyber police, who have also initiated a probe, said the app ‘Bulli Bai’ works the same as ‘Sulli Deals’ uploaded in July last year.
On opening the app, a random muslim woman’s face is displayed as ‘Bulli Bai’, reported some social media uses.
Two FIRs were filed by the Delhi and Uttar Pradesh Police in the ‘Sulli Deals’ controversy last year after photos of Muslim women were misused, but no concrete action has been taken against the perpetrators yet.
Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, informed Saturday that the user was blocked by GitHub and the police and the authorities are coordinating to take further action against perpetrators.
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