Delhi Police Receive Journalist’s Complaint for Falsified Photos and Webpage “Intended to Insult Muslim Women”
A Delhi-based journalist lodged a complaint with the South East District Police Cybercell alleging that unidentified people uploaded photos of her doctored to a webpage with objectionable comments “intended to insult them. Muslim women “. It comes six months after police in Delhi and Noida recorded cases relating to photos of Muslim women uploaded to a Github app. No arrests were made in connection with this complaint.
DCP (Southeast District) Esha Pandey confirmed receiving a complaint. “We are looking into the matter and appropriate legal action will be taken,” she said.
Cyber ââcell sources claimed to have identified some accounts related to the objectionable messages, which were disabled following the police complaint. The police are trying to get more details.
The Complainant states: âI was shocked to learn this morning that a websiteâ¦ had a distorted image of me in an inappropriate, unacceptable and clearly obscene context. I am often the target of online trolls and this seems like the next step in such harassment. This requires immediate action as the same is clearly designed to harass me and other women and freelance journalists in the same situation. “
She further wrote: âThe term bulli-bai itself sounds disrespectful and the content on this website is clearly intended to insult Muslim women, as the derogatory term buli is used exclusively for Muslim women and the entire site. Web appears to have been designed with the intention of embarrassing and insulting Muslim women. The term bulli du jour objective and further dehumanizes women.
âAs a law-abiding citizen of this country and as a Muslim woman, I am deeply troubled by the alleged tweet, titled ‘your bulli bai of the day’ and accompanied by the forged photograph. Social media being a form of public expression, cannot be used to demean and denigrate women in general and Muslim women in particular by misogynistic sections of society. It is nothing less than online harassment and the tweet referred for criminal action ” , she says.
âThe github is violent, threatening and intends to create a sense of fear and shame in my mind as well as in the minds of women in general and the Muslim community, whose women are targeted in this hateful manner. In fact, this website targets other Muslim women as well. It is indeed disappointing to see the impunity with which such hate-mongers continue to target Muslim women, without fear of any punishment, âshe wrote.
She called on Delhi Police to file an FIR and take action against the unknown people, as well as take action against the internet hosting company, Github.
On July 7 and 8 last year, police in Noida and Delhi registered separate FIRs against strangers for creating an app in which photos of women were uploaded with the intention of defaming and defaming them. harass – the text accompanying the photo read “Deal of the day”. . The photos of the women, including a pilot and journalists, were taken from their social media pages.