India: Bulli Bai app that “put Muslim women up for sale” is shut

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Police in two Indian states have registered cases after an app shared photos of more than 100 Muslim women saying they were on ‘sale.’ The accused include developers of the app and Twitter handles that shared the images and content. The open source app — Bulli Bai — was hosted on web platform GitHub, which has since taken it down. This was the second attempt in months to harass Muslim women in India by ‘auctioning’ them online. In July, an app and website called ‘Sulli Deals’ created profiles of more than 80 Muslim women (using photos they uploaded online) and described them as ‘deals of the day.’ In both cases, there was no real sale of any kind; the purpose was to degrade and humiliate Muslim women by sharing their personal images.” (01/03/22)