A particular channel on social media platform Telegram sharing abusive content about Hindu women has been reported. The IT minister said the channel was blocked.
Amid Bulli Bai’s feud, several channels on social media platforms like Facebook and Telegram allegedly targeting Hindu women were brought to the attention of IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday. Speaking about a particular channel on Telegram, the minister said the channel has already been deleted. A verified user complained about this Telegram channel which premiered in June 2021 and which targets Hindu women, shares their photos and abuses them. “Channel blocked. Indian government is coordinating with state law enforcement agencies to act,” the minister tweeted.
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The abusive pages come amid the ongoing Bulli Bai app case, in which three people have been arrested so far, including two from Uttarakhand and one from Bengaluru. Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said other people could be involved in the case. “The investigation into the case is open and anyone directly or indirectly involved in the crime will be arrested and prosecuted,” he said.
Mumbai Police had registered an FIR against unidentified people following complaints that forged photographs of hundreds of Muslim women had been uploaded for “auction” to the app called “Bulli Bai”, hosted on the platform. open source software form GitHub. While there was no real “auction” or “sale,” the app’s purpose appeared to be to humiliate and intimidate the targeted women, many of whom are active users of social media. The Mumbai Police Cyberstation also registered a complaint against the app’s unidentified developers and the Twitter pseudonyms that promoted it.