The Indian Women’s Press Corps has expressed anger over the targeting of Muslim women through the app, saying it is a well-planned conspiracy to persecute minority and promote gender-based violence against Muslim women. Had the police identified the culprits of the infamous ‘Sulli Deal’, this incident would not have been repeated.
New Delhi/Mumbai: The Delhi Journalists Association and its gender council on Tuesday expressed anger over the targeting of several journalists, including Muslim women, through a mobile app.
The morphed pictures and descriptions of hundreds of Muslim women were put up for ‘auction’ on an app called ‘Bully Bai’ without permission. This is the second time this has happened in less than a year. Similar content was posted on an app called ‘Sully Deals’ in July last year, and a similar controversy arose at that time.
The Journalists’ Association expressed surprise and anger over the targeting of Muslim women through the app, saying, “This is the second time that a public ‘auction’ of Muslim women has taken place.” Had the police identified the perpetrators of the infamous ‘Sulli Deal’ online six months ago, this incident of targeting and terrorizing Muslim women would not have been repeated.
The Delhi Police on January 1 registered an FIR against unidentified persons for allegedly uploading a morphed photograph of a woman journalist on a website. The journalist had lodged a complaint in this regard and shared the copy on Twitter.
At the same time, the Indian Women’s Press Corps strongly condemned it, saying that the Bully by App, which was hosted on GitHub, equates to online sexual violence. Such ‘auctions’ clearly promote trafficking and sex crimes.
The organization said in its statement, ‘It is a very unfortunate incident that objectionable things were written about 100 Muslim women through an app. In simple words, we understand the meaning of Bully By App that it is a well-planned conspiracy to persecute minority and promote gender-based violence against Muslim women.
The organization said, ‘We salute the courageous women who filed an FIR against the publication of their photographs, who did not give up their courage even in the conspiracy of hatred and raised their voice against it.’
The organization said, ‘We request the Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad police, where women have lodged complaints, to take immediate action on the subject. Mumbai Police has detained one suspect from Bengaluru but others also need to be identified immediately.
She said, ‘Indian Women’s Press Corp. strongly condemns this act of degrading and indecent conspiracy against women and we express our solidarity with all our members who have suffered mental harassment due to this entire episode. .’
This is the second time that such a public ‘auction’ of Muslim women has taken place, it said. It is disturbing and disturbing that the accused in such a serious case have not been arrested yet.
“If the police had identified the perpetrators of the infamous ‘Sulli Deal’ that went online six months ago, this incident of targeting and terrorizing Muslim women would not have happened again and those with nefarious intentions to defame Muslim women,” the organization said. I don’t have that much courage.’
He said that ‘we hope that the police will act promptly in the case of ‘Sully Deal’ and will arrest the accused soon. We also expect the government to take immediate strong steps to stop the ‘auction of women’s honor on the Internet’.
The Crime Branch of Mumbai Police, probing the app case, has arrested a 19-year-old girl from Uttarakhand, who is allegedly the main culprit. Also, a 21-year-old engineering student from Bangalore has been detained.
Student Vishal Kumar Jha and co-accused Shweta Singh reportedly knew each other. According to the police, more arrests can be made.
(with input from news agency language)
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