- Provision for both imprisonment and fine for targeting women
- Stocking women on social media is also a crime
These days two mobile apps named Bulli Bai and Sulli Deals are in discussion. The name of Bulli Bai appeared in January 2022 and Sulli Deals in July 2021. The same work was done through both these apps. Objectionable things were said against Muslim women on these apps. They were targeted. Their photographs were put up and their auction was done.
The issue of Bulli Bai and Sulli Deals came to the fore. But apart from these, women also have to be victims of social media or online bullying. There are many such cases when a woman has been targeted on social media.
Under which sections did the police register the case?
On January 1, the victims had complained to the police. After this, Delhi Police registered a case against the developer of Bulli Bai under sections 153A, 153B, 295A, 354D, 509 and 500 of IPC. Along with this, Section 67 of the IT Act has also been imposed in the FIR.
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What do these currents mean?
– Section 153A : Offense of promoting enmity between two communities on grounds of religion. Under this there is a provision of imprisonment up to 3 years or fine.
– Section 153B: Offense of prejudicially affecting national unity. Under this there is a provision of imprisonment up to 3 years or fine.
– Section 295A : Deliberate or malicious acts intended to hurt religious sentiments. Under this there is a provision of imprisonment up to 3 years or fine.
– Section 354D : If a man monitors or stocks a woman through the Internet or any other electronic communication, then it is an offense. Under this, there is a provision of imprisonment for 3 years and fine in the first time and 5 years of imprisonment and fine in the second time.
– Section 500 : Offense of defaming any person. Under this, there is a provision of imprisonment up to 2 years or fine or both.
– Section 509 : Outraging the modesty of a woman by words, gestures or any other means. Under this, there is a provision of imprisonment of 3 years or fine or both.
– Section 67: The offense of publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form. Under this, there is a provision of imprisonment of 3 years or 5 lakh fine or both in the first instance and 5 years imprisonment or 10 lakh fine or both in the second time.
Do social media companies have any responsibility?
Companies are not responsible for any third party data or communication links hosted or stored on social media. However, in February 2021 last year, the government had made a new guideline for social media companies. Under this, if the government or legal agencies ask for any information, then companies cannot refuse. In this case too, Delhi Police has sought information from Twitter and Github.
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