IT Ministry blocks Telegram channel targeting Hindu women
The Telegram app-based channel uploading highly derogatory photos of Hindu women has now been banned. A complaint on Twitter mentioned that the channel was created in June last year in which the group members targeted Hindu women.
After the Sulli deal and the Bulli Bai app, a new controversy has emerged on social media where now Hindu women with derogatory words and photos are being targeted and bullied.
The IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has banned the app-based Telegram channel taking cognizance of the row on social media. The Government of India got the channel blocked and has assured action against those behind this.
Muslim women were bullied through Sulli Deal and Bulli Bai which sparked a nationwide controversy. Now several accounts on different social networking sites have been found posting derogatory photos and comment about Hindu women.
A few verified Twitter handles reported the matter to Vaishnaw tagging him in their tweets.
A senior Delhi Police official said that they have not got any written complaint as of now and we’re waiting for that.
Meanwhile, Ashwini Vaishnaw informed that they have blocked a Telegram app channel where such posts were being uploaded. He informed that an inquiry has also been initiated.
In reply to the tags, he tweeted, “Channel blocked. Government of India coordinating with police authorities of states for action.”
Channel blocked. Government of India coordinating with police authorities of states for action. https://t.co/kCB6Ys8TI2
— Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) January 5, 2022
Meanwhile, the Union Minister for Electronics and Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar has responded to a tweet that called for attention against the derogatory images on Meta as well. He tweeted, “Have directed MeitY team to inform Meta and have it taken down.”
— Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@Rajeev_GoI) January 5, 2022
According to information, such accounts are on Twitter, Facebook, Telegram Channel, and Instagram.
The Delhi Police said that they are discussing the matter with seniors to decide a future course of action.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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