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India shuts down app that puts up Muslim women for sale

India shuts down app that puts up Muslim women for sale

Police have shut down an app in India that places up Muslim girls on the market.

It comes after two Indian states registered experiences after an app shared pictures of greater than 100 Muslim girls saying they have been on “sale”.

The police have now arrested the builders of the app and Twitter handles that shared the photographs and content material.

 

 

The open supply app often known as Bulli Bai – was hosted on net platform GitHub, which has additionally been taken down.

Many of the ladies whose pictures have been uploaded on the Bulli Bai app tweeted over the weekend that they felt “traumatised” and “horrified”.

The new improvement comes after an app and web site referred to as “Sulli Deals” created profiles of greater than 80 Muslim girls – utilizing pictures they uploaded on-line – and described them as “deals of the day” again in July 2021.

Police say that in each circumstances, there was no actual sale of any form – however the objective of the app and twitter advert was simply to degrade and humiliate Muslim girls by sharing their private pictures.

Sulli is a derogatory Hindi slang time period right-wing Hindu trolls use for Muslim girls, and “bulli” can be pejorative.

Journalist Ismat Ara, whose title and picture additionally appeared on the Bulli Bai app, filed a police criticism on new 12 months’s day in Delhi. 

“It is indeed disappointing to see the impunity with which such hate-mongers continue to target Muslims women, without fear of any sanction whatsoever,” she wrote in her criticism.

A 2018 Amnesty International report on on-line harassment in India confirmed that the extra vocal a girl was, the extra probably she was to be focused – the dimensions of this elevated for ladies from non secular minorities and deprived castes.

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