Bulli Bai Puts Muslim Women On Auction, Government Blocks App; Who Is Behind This?

New Delhi, 02 Jan. Political heat has now raged over the auction case of Muslim women by posting photos of Muslim women on an objectionable mobile app named 'Bulli Bai'. Opposition parties have targeted the central government and BJP over the action of crime against women on social media. Several political parties, including Shiv Sena, Congress and Asaduddin Owaisi's party (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen), have demanded speedy and strict action by the government against the perpetrators.

In one of her tweets, Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi wrote, 'No arrest has been made in this case yet, although objectionable apps and sites have been blocked. I wrote letters to IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav on July 30 and September 6, 2021, before the resumption of 'Bulli Deals' after 'Sully Deals', to which I received a reply on November 2.' He told that he has also spoken to the Mumbai Police Commissioner and DCP Crime in this matter. The Shiv Sena leader appealed to him to immediately investigate the matter.

At the same time, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor wrote in one of his tweets, 'Now the time has come to crack down on our Delhi Police. It is shameful that people with such a mentality exist but if they are not taught a lesson today, they will seek the next opportunity of crime. Meanwhile, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi supported women on Twitter. He also asked IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav to take cognizance of the matter. Owaisi said in the tweet, 'Shameful! The inaction of the authorities has made these criminals shameless. Ashwini Vaishnav and Delhi Police are requested to investigate the matter and take strict action.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has also expressed his support for women by tweeting on this matter. He wrote,

Insult and communal hatred of women will stop only when we all stand in one voice against it. The year has changed; the situation has also changed - now we have to speak!


Website blocked

In this regard, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav told that the app has been blocked and further action is being taken. The minister said GitHub has confirmed the blocking of the user this morning itself.

The woman journalist has written in her complaint that this morning I was shocked to learn that a website called Bulli bai has wrongly used pictures of women. The woman had complained that immediate action should be taken against this website. The woman alleges that this was done to target several women journalists.

The woman journalist complained

A senior Delhi Police official said that on the complaint of the woman, a case was registered under sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 354A (punishment for sexual harassment and harassment) of the Indian Penal Code. Is. The journalist alleges that he is being targeted on the bully bye app.

The matter came to light after Ismant Ara, one of the female journalists at ‘The Wire. She wrote, “It is very sad that as a Muslim woman you have to start your new year with this sense of fear & disgust. Of course it goes without saying that I am not the only one being targeted in this new version of #sullideals. Screenshot sent by a friend this morning”

The Delhi Police has taken cognizance of the matter and directed concerned officials to take appropriate actions.

What is the Bulli Bai app?

‘Bulli Bai’ is an application that is hosted on GitHub API and operates similar to the ‘Sulli Deals’ app. The app blatantly offers Muslim women as a ‘deal’ for people on social media.  The Twitter handle of the Bulli Bai has been suspended; its bio had read ‘Bulli Bai is a community-driven open-source app by Khalsa Sikh Force (KSF). It is pertinent to note that the Bulli Bai Twitter account had a hashtag that read #FreeJaggiNow in its Twitter name. The Twitter location status, it seems that the account is being operated from the USA and is recently created in the month of December 2021 with intentions to pressure the Indian government to release Jagtar Singh Johal, better known as ‘Jaggi’.

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Olivia Murakami is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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