‘Sulli Deals’, form of hate speech in India, must be condemned: UN official

‘Sulli Deals’, form of hate speech in India, must be condemned: UN official

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Fernand de Varennes, took to Twitter to express his concern on the minority issue in India, saying that “Muslim women in India are harassed and sold on social media apps. social”.

The harassment of Muslim women in India through social media apps like “Sulli Deals” must be condemned and prosecuted as soon as it occurs, a UN special rapporteur said.

The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Fernand de Varennes, took to Twitter to express his concern on the minority issue in India, saying that “Muslim women in India are harassed and sold on social media apps. social”.

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“Muslim #minority women in #India are harassed and ‘sold’ on #social media apps, #SulliDeals, a form of #HateSpeech, must be convicted and prosecuted as soon as it occurs. All #HumanRights of minorities must be fully and equally protected, ”Varennes said in a tweet on Tuesday.

Delhi police last week arrested Aumkareshwar Thakur, 26, who is believed to be the creator of Madhya Pradesh’s Indore “Sulli Deals” app, the first arrest made in the case.

Hundreds of Muslim women were included in the “auction” on the mobile application with photos obtained without permission and manipulated.

The defendant, a graduate in Computer Applications, admitted that he was a member of a group on Twitter and there the idea of ​​defamation and trolling of Muslim women was shared.

“He admitted that he had developed the code / application on GitHub. After the uproar related to the Sulli Deals app, he deleted all his fingerprints on social media, ”said a senior police officer.

In a separate “Bulli Bai” case, the Delhi police registered an FIR on 1 January in connection with an online complaint filed by a city journalist against unknown persons for allegedly uploading her doctored image to a website.

The case concerns the creation of the ‘Bulli Bai’ app, which targeted Muslim women by putting their images online for “auctions.”

According to the Delhi police, 21-year-old Niraj Bishnoi, who was arrested in Assam, was the alleged mastermind and creator of the “Bulli Bai” app.

He had revealed during questioning that he was in contact with the person behind the Twitter handle @sullideals, the alleged creator of the “Sulli Deals” app that was hosted on GitHub in July last year.

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