PDP President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that the Modi regime is backing the ”fringe [Indian] elements” who are targeting Muslim women online.
She deplored that the criminals enjoying official patronage behind such derogatory and demeaning actions against Muslim women are given a free run. She was reacting after photographs of at least 100 influential Muslim women were uploaded for auction on an app sparking outrage.
Mehbooba, however, said, “It is clear that these fringe elements enjoy the patronage of those in power.”
The latest episode came to fore after a woman belonging to the minority [Muslim] community approached Delhi Police against “unknown” people involved in harassing and insulting her on social media. In her complaint, she stated that she was being targeted by some unidentified groups of people on a mobile application named ‘Bulli Bai’ created on the GitHub platform.
The woman journalist said that she was shocked to find out on January 1 morning that a website portal called bullibai.github.io (since deleted) had a doctored picture of her in an improper, unacceptable and clearly lewd context.
“The term Bulli Bai itself seems disrespectful and the content of this website/portal is clearly aimed at insulting Muslim women as the derogatory term ‘Bulli’ is used exclusively for Muslim women,” read the complaint.
She further said that the entire portal is designed to insult Muslim women and investigation is required as to whether there is an organised conspiracy regarding the same.
Notably, the act of targeting the woman of minority community comes just six months after derogatory “Sulli Deals” mobile app had surfaced where photos of Muslim women were displayed without their consent.
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