Delhi Police on Wednesday wrote to the Clubhouse app seeking details of the organiser of a discussion where offensive remarks were made against Muslim women.
Delhi Police’s Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations unit which works under the supervision of Special Cell filed an FIR against the unknown persons in the matter.
The FIR was registered just hours after the Delhi Commission for Women issued a notice to the Delhi Police demanding action against people who made “obscene comments against Muslim women” on the app.
FIR is filed under IPC sections 153A(promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and 354 A (sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment).
A video of the discussion, including women participants, was shared online, sparking outrage.
Young men were caught fetishising Muslim women in the group.
This comes weeks after dozens of Muslim women were listed for mock auction on the Bulli Bai app, developed by four Hindu students.
The app appeared to be a parody of Sulli Deals, that surfaced last year.