Muslim women put up for virtual auction

On 31st December 2021, an engineering student named Vishal Kumar Jha from Banglore shared content from the "Bulli Bai app" on Twitter. The said app had Twitter handle details, doctored photos of vocal, opinionated Muslim women. These women are from all walks of life, such as journalism, social activism, students, and researchers. The app's content allows to comment and bid on the photos of these Muslim women. The online portal 'bullibai.github.io' shared stages an 'auction' for Muslim women (using the derogatory term 'bulli') with the sole intent of disrespecting these women, using manipulated images of them without their consent. Mumbai police on Tuesday recorded the arrest of a 21-year-old engineering student who was earlier detained from Bengaluru for allegedly using his Twitter handle to "share derogatory content" from the app, which hosted doctored photographs and objectionable comments targeting Muslim women. By 5th of January, Mumbai police had arrested Vishal Kumar Jha from Bangalore, and Shweta Singh from Uttarakhand for their alleged role in the incident.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :Online
Number of victims 100 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Other Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Details of the FIR

IPC Section 153(A), 153(B), 295(A), 354(D), 509, 500, IT Act Section 67

Investigating agency Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory :The west region cyber police station has registered the case under the IPC sections 153(A) (spreading enmity), 153(B) (imputations, Assertions to national integration), 295(A) (outraging religious feelings), 354D (stalking Current status Under investigation :Vishal Kumar Jha and Shweta Singh had been arrested
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Main Information
Date of incident: December 31, 2021
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : No specific individuals
    Name of Perpetrator Vishal Kumar Jha, Shweta Singh, Mayank, and others
    State Karnataka
    District/City Bangalore City
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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