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After ‘Bulli Bai’ another app targets muslim women, panel asks cops to act

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issued a notice to the city’s police, seeking action against people making offensive comments against Muslim women in audio chat app, Clubhouse.

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In a statement, the panel urged the cyber crime cell of Delhi Police to register an FIR against those who participated in a nasty conversation on the topic, “Muslim gals are more beautiful than Hindu garls”. The commission also took suo motu cognizance of the chat in which “participants are clearly heard making obscene, vulgar and derogatory remarks targeting Muslim women and girls”, the statement said.

Furthermore, the panel asked Delhi Police to immediately arrest the accused and submit a detailed action taken report within 5 days.

In shock over the conversation, DCW chairperson 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 going on 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,” the statement said, quoting Ms Maliwal.

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Interestingly this comes amid Bulli Bai controversy in which prominent Muslim women, including journalists, lawyers and activists cutting across age groups, were targeted in an online “auction”.

The disgusting “auction” was similar to the Sulli Deals, which had triggered a row last year by offering users a ‘sulli’ – an insulting term used by right-wing trolls for Muslim women.

The audio clip from the Clubhouse chat that went viral on social media, has now trigged outrage and prompted calls for stringent action against those involved.

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