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Sulli Offers: Man arrested in India over web site ‘auctioning’ Muslim ladies

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The Delhi police have arrested a person in reference to the creation of an utility referred to as “Sulli Offers”, which put up pictures of a whole bunch of Muslim ladies on-line for an public sale final yr.

Aumkareshwar Thakur, 25, was arrested by the Delhi police within the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The accused is a graduate in pc functions, the police mentioned.

“He’s the primary mastermind behind the Sulli deal app case,” mentioned KPS Malhotra, deputy commissioner of police within the Delhi police particular cell.

Although FIRs had been filed months in the past, that is the primary arrest made within the case regarding the derogatory application that targeted Muslim female activists, journalists and influencers. The app first got here to public mild in July 2021 and resulted in outrage and authorized complaints.

The appliance, hosted by Github, contained pictures and particulars of a whole bunch of Muslim ladies, sourced with out their consent. Each time a consumer clicked the web site, it generated a brand new outcome out of the handfuls of profiles, describing the girl as their “deal of the day”, in an auction-like method.

Many of the profiles included within the database had been of vocal Muslim ladies who’ve typically spoken out about crimes towards spiritual minorities in India underneath the Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi authorities.

Whereas the app was taken down quickly after the outrage and lots of who promoted the platform on their Twitter disabled their accounts, no arrests had been made for months.

However not too long ago, one other app with the same interface made headlines. Titled “Bulli Bai” — one other derogatory slang time period — the brand new app additionally focused Muslim ladies.

This time, the Mumbai police of the Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena authorities in Maharashtra state took swift action to track down the perpetrators. 4 college students, together with a 21-year-old, had been arrested for allegedly creating the applying.

A number of ladies have since criticised the Delhi police’s dealing with of the Sulli Offers case and their incapability to make any arrests, alleging that they had been defending the criminals.

After the strain continued to mount over the previous week, the police in Delhi mentioned on Sunday that they tracked down the creator of Sulli Offers, helped by the proof collected throughout the interrogation of one of many accused within the custody of the Mumbai police.

“Throughout interrogation of ‘Bulli Bai’ app case mastermind Neeraj Bishnoi, we discovered proof that helped us arrest Aumkareshwar Thakur, who wrote codes for Sulli Offers app. He’s being interrogated & his laptop computer is underneath forensic examination,” Mr Malhotra advised ANI information company.

Source: The Impartial

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