The Delhi Police on Wednesday wrote to the ‘Clubhouse’ app seeking information about the organizer of an alleged audio chat group in which “some obscene remarks were made against Muslim women”.
Delhi Police’s ‘Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations’ unit has registered an FIR against unknown persons in this case a day ago.
This unit works under the supervision of the Special Cell. The Delhi Commission for Women on Tuesday issued a notice to the Delhi Police seeking action against some people who made “obscene remarks against Muslim women” on the app, hours after which the FIR was registered.
An official source said, “A case has been registered in this case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. We have also written to the Clubhouse app seeking details about the organizer of the alleged audio chat group in which ‘obscene remarks were made against some Muslim women.
According to the police, sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, language, etc.) of the Indian Penal Code, 295A (with deliberate and malicious intent to outrage religious feelings of any class) Insulting religion or religious beliefs) and 354A (sexual harassment).
This is how the matter came to the fore
A recording of the conversation from the Clubhouse app session was tweeted. A Twitter handle with the ID @jaiminism tweeted the recording. In this, some youths were heard talking obscenely against Muslim girls. Many girls were also involved in this session.
Police are also trying to identify and trace the members of the audio chat group. Earlier, photographs of hundreds of Muslim women were put up for ‘auction’ on the ‘Bully Bai’ app. The app looks like ‘Sulli Deals’ which caused an uproar last year.
What is ‘Clubhouse’
Clubhouse app is based on audio chat. It was made available on the iPhone in 2020. Later it became available to Android users. It can be downloaded from Google Play Store.