Multiple arrests have been done by the Mumbai and Delhi police, respectively, in the matter of alleged lewd and communal comments passed on a clubhouse room according to reports. On 22nd January, the Hindustan Times reports, the Delhi police arrested a 18-year-old from Lucknow for allegedly creating the room where the comments were made. Meanwhile, on 21st January the Mumbai police arrested three men- aged 18, 21, and 22 - from Haryana according to The Print. The three were allegedly involved in speaking or moderating the room and were sent to police custody by the a Magistrate Court on 22nd January. According to The New Indian Express (TNIE), the Delhi police has also written to Google and Clubhouse for information on the matter. Atleast two FIRs were filed last week in the matter by the Delhi and Mumbai police respectively. Reportedly, the clubhouse chats which took place on 17th January saw 18-20 participants comparing Muslim and Hindu women by discussing the former’s private parts, converting them,etc. Beyond generating widespread outrage, including a call-to-action letter by the Delhi Commission of Women to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Delhi) , the incident became the third one in recent times where muslim women were harassed online. Two apps created on GitHub had earlier virtually auctioned Muslim women online. Police action on the case so far Accrording to TNIE's report, the Delhi Police reportedly wrote to Google for information on Clubhouse and why it hosts the app on the playstore and Clubhouse for details…
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