TW: Mentions of Islamophobia, cyber harassment
A special section of the population is angry about the Bulli Bai app on social media. What is the ‘Bulli Bai’ app, and what is the controversy? Many people do not know much about this. However, people have come to believe that every content that is trending or popular on social media is only for fun and entertainment and that it is not a crime.
Many people have expressed similar opinions on social media regarding the Bulli Bai app. These people believe that women being bid on by putting their pictures on the app is only for fun and entertainment.
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To know what’s wrong with the Bulli Bai App, it needs to be understood. For example, suppose you are searching for something on Facebook or Twitter and suddenly in front of you is the photo of your sister or a relative.
You find something objectionable written in this photo. Or you get photographs of your wife. Think about how you would feel?
Through this app, photos of sisters or wives of many people are becoming viral on Twitter, Facebook and other social media apps. Moreover, users are making dirty comments on them for their entertainment. That’s where online harassment starts.
Surprisingly, these women do not even know how their photos are viral on social media or the people who are committing such crimes in the name of entertainment by stealing their pictures from social sites.
The same is happening in the case of the Bulli Bai app. Photos of Muslim women are being taken from LinkedIn and Twitter, and they are being uploaded with wrong captions on the Bulli Bai app on GitHub.
Although this app had very few online users, after being trended on Twitter, this app became viral on sight and has become the cause of mental harassment of Muslim women.
At the same time, inappropriate language and dirty comments against women on social media are also against their self-respect. Therefore, the culprits can be arrested under sections 499, 503, 506, 507 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code.
Mumbai Police said on Tuesday that the main accused in the ‘Bulli Bai’ app case had been detained from Uttarakhand. The accused is a woman, and she knew a 21-year-old civil engineering student detained from Bengaluru, who was arrested in Mumbai after 10 hours of interrogation.