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Delhi Police receive complaint from journalist over doctored photos, webpage ‘aimed at insulting Muslim women’

A Delhi-based journalist has filed a grievance with the cyber cell of south-east district police, alleging that unidentified individuals uploaded doctored images of her on a webpage alongside objectionable feedback “aimed toward insulting Muslim girls”. This comes six months after police in Delhi and Noida registered circumstances in reference to images of Muslim girls being uploaded on a Github app. No arrests have been made in reference to that grievance.

DCP (south-east district) Esha Pandey confirmed they’ve acquired a grievance. “We’re trying into it and applicable authorized motion shall be taken,” she stated.

Sources within the cyber cell claimed they’d recognized some accounts in reference to the objectional posts, which had been deactivated following the police grievance. Police try to get additional particulars.

The complainant states, “I used to be shocked to search out out this morning {that a} web site… had a doctored image of me in an improper, unacceptable and clearly lewd context. I’m usually the goal of on-line trolls and this appears to be the subsequent step in such harassment. This wants rapid motion as the identical is clearly designed to harass me and different equally located unbiased girls and journalists.”

She additional wrote: “The time period bulli-bai itself appears disrespectful and the content material of this web site is clearly aimed toward insulting Muslim girls because the derogatory time period buli is used solely for Muslim girls and the complete web site appears to have been designed with the intent of embarrassing and insulting Muslim girls. The time period bulli of the day additional objectifies and dehumanises girls.”

“As a regulation abiding citizen of this nation and as a Muslim girl, I’m deeply disturbed by the alleged tweet, which is headlined as ‘your bulli bai of the day’ and is accompanied by the doctored {photograph}. Social media being a type of public expression can’t be used to demean and derogate girls on the whole and Muslim girls specifically by misogynist sections of society. That is nothing wanting on-line harassment and the referred tweet for prison motion,” she states.

“The github is violent, threatening and desiring to create a sense of concern and disgrace in my thoughts in addition to within the minds of ladies on the whole, and the Muslim neighborhood, whose girls are being focusing on on this hateful method. The truth is, this web site has been focusing on different Muslim girls as nicely. It’s certainly disappointing to see the impunity with which such hate mongers proceed to focus on Muslim girls, with out concern of any sanction in any respect,” she writes.

She requested the Delhi Police to lodge an FIR and take motion in opposition to the unknown individuals, and in addition act in opposition to the web internet hosting firm, Github.

On July 7 and eight final 12 months, police in Noida and Delhi registered separate FIRs in opposition to unknown individuals for creating an app the place images of ladies had been uploaded with an intention to defame and harass them — the textual content accompanying the picture learn ‘Deal of the day’. The images of the ladies, together with a pilot and journalists, had been taken from their social media pages.

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