What is Bulli Bai app controversy? During the New Year’s weekend, your Twitter feed must have been swamped with photographs of various women (particularly Muslim women) with the comment “Your Bulli Bai of the day is…” If you’re curious about the meaning of hashtags like #BulliBai, #BulliDeals, and #SulliDeals, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s how the Bulli Bai app works and why Indian Muslim women are being auctioned off on the website.
What is the Bulli Bai app controversy?
Bulli Bai is an app created by a group of Indians (the majority of whom have yet to be identified) from all over the country to deceive people and make money.
The app’s concept is to auction off Indian women (mainly Muslims) in order to make money.
If you’re wondering, these are phoney auctions set up by cybercriminals to deceive users into believing they’ve obtained the woman in exchange for money. Fortunately, no such occurrence involving an actual auction has yet to be recorded.
Cybercriminals take images of famous ladies, celebrities, influencers, journalists, and other figures off the internet and utilise them for financial advantage in cases like Bulli Bai.
These online con artists steal these women’s images from their social media accounts and post them on the site. As a result, it is now (sadly) obligatory for women to always lock or make their profile private.
The authorities asked Twitter to remove insulting posts from the Bulli Bai app with immediate effect after many posts from the app were disseminated on the social media platform.
In the Bulli Bai app case, two students, one from Mumbai and the other from Bengaluru, have been arrested. In addition, a woman from Uttarakhand was nabbed in the case earlier today.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time something similar has happened. Sulli Deals, a similar occurrence that occurred last year, caused quite a stir on the internet. Photos of Indian Muslim women were also auctioned out during the Sulli Deals affair.
The Bulli Bai app scandal has taken a political turn, but there is much more to it than that. Such cases demonstrate how vulnerable women, regardless of religion, are on the internet today.