Ground Report | New Delhi: What is ‘Bulli Bai’ app; Nearly six months after the ‘Sulli Deals’, where photos of over 80 Muslim women were put up for sale by right-wing Hindu men, claiming anti-Muslim hatred and selective sexism, hundreds of Muslim women were uploaded by an unidentified group Went. On Saturday – an app using GitHub – by the name of ‘Bulli Bai’.
Last time, no police action has been taken against the perpetrators in the case, despite two FIRs being registered – one in Delhi and the other in Uttar Pradesh and over a dozen complaints lodged at several police stations across the country.
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The Wire journalist Ismat Ara, one of the women named in the app, said Muslim women have had to start the year with a “feeling of fear and hatred”. She further said that a complaint has been lodged on his behalf in this regard.” I have filed a complaint with the Cyber Cell of Delhi Police for registering an FIR and taking action against the people behind the auction of Muslim women on social media,” she said.
RJ Sayema also revealed that she was also the target of ‘venomous diatribe’ on Muslim women.
“I have repeatedly asked Hon. IT Minister @AshwiniVaishnaw ji to take stern action against such rampant misogyny and communal targeting of women through #sullideals like platforms. A shame that it continues to be ignored,” tweeted Shiv Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi.
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What is ‘Bulli Bai’ app
GitHub is essentially a hosting platform, with a repository of open-source code. Like ‘Sully Deals’ the ‘Bulli Bai’ app was also created and used on GitHub.
The app named “Bulli Bai” was reportedly found auctioning off photos of Muslim women, months after unidentified people created a similar app “Sulli deals” where photos of hundreds of Muslim women were found. from their social media accounts, have been uploaded and auctioned. The app was withdrawn following outrage on social media.
GitHub, an open-source platform, allows users to create and share apps. But it is not clear who created the app called Sully Deals. GitHub COO Erica Brescia tweeted that the app has been removed from GitHub. But the company has not made any official statement on the matter.
As a hosting platform, GitHub, among other things, allows users to create apps under personal or administrative names. You are also allowed to share or sell these apps in the GitHub Marketplace. There is no clarity on who created the ‘Sulli Deals app.
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