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FIR filed against GitHub-made ‘Sulli Deals’ app after several Muslim women harassed online

Following uproar on social media, the app was taken down by the software development platform GitHub.  An FIR was lodged by a woman on Tuesday against unknown persons for allegedly circulating pictures of several Muslim women without their consent on the GitHub-based application ‘Sulli Deals’. In the FIR, IPC Section 509 (word or act intended to outrage the modesty of a woman) and Sections 66 (stealing information from a computer, computer system, network) and 67 (publishing obscene information) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 have been invoked. Widespread outrage Responding to the outrage against the app on Twitter, GitHub COO Erica Brescia on Monday tweeted that the account had been suspended.  According to The Quint, the app presented photos of Muslim women and their Twitter handles when a user clicked to find the ‘Sulli deal of the day’. Speaking to MediaNama,…

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