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Now, Clubhouse chat targets Muslim women, DCW seeks action

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
January 18, 2022 19:56 IST
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The Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) on Tuesday issued a notice to Cyber Crime Cell, Delhi Police seeking first information report (FIR) against persons for allegedly 'making obscene comments against Muslim women' on an app.

Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

In its notice, the panel said it had taken sou-moto cognisance of a video posted online on Twitter which showcased a Clubhouse conversation on the topic 'Muslim gals are more beautiful than Hindu gals'.

'In the said conversation, the participants are clearly heard making obscene, vulgar and derogatory remarks targeting Muslim women and girls.

 

'The Commission took strong note of the case and has sought from Delhi police urgent and strict action against the persons involved,' the panel said.

It asked the police to register an FIR immediately and arrest the accused.

'The Delhi Police has been given five days to submit a detailed action taken report to the Commission,' it said.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal said, 'Someone tagged me on Twitter the detailed audio conversation on the Clubhouse app which targeted Muslim women and girls and made disgusting sexual comments against them. I feel outraged over the fact that such incidents are increasing in the country. Strongest action needs to be taken against the culprits and that's why I have issued a notice to Delhi Police seeking immediate FIR and arrests in the matter.'

This incident comes days after hundreds of Muslim women were listed for 'auction' on the 'Bulli Bai' mobile application with photographs sourced without permission and doctored.

The app appeared to be a clone of 'Sulli Deals' which triggered a similar row last year.

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