As many as 100 Muslim women, some of them journalists, activists, and actresses, were listed for auction on a GitHub-made app called 'Bulli Bai', according to a report by Al Jazeera. Their photographs were sourced and uploaded to the app without their knowledge, and they were then offered as 'bulli bai' - an offensive term for Muslim women - to users at random, as per the report. GitHub has blocked the user and the police and Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) are "coordinating further action", IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said. Two FIRs have also been lodged in Mumbai and Delhi against unknown persons for the creation and use of the Bulli Bai app while political leaders and chairpersons of women's commissions have sought action. This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. In July, another app called 'Sulli Deals' had similarly listed Muslim women for auction but the culprits haven't been caught despite multiple police complaints. Prior to that, Muslim women were sexualised on a YouTube live stream. [embed]https://twitter.com/priyankac19/status/1477190564202225670?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[/embed] What are the charges levied in the FIRs? Delhi FIR: A copy of the FIR made public by a journalist shows that the FIR was lodged on January 2 under the following sections of the IPC: 153 A - Promoting enmity between different religious groups 153 B - Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration 354 (A) - Assault of criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty. 509- Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of…
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