Bulli Bai App Controversy: During the New Year Weekend, photos of several women (especially Muslim) have been flooded on Twitter with the caption “Your Bulli Bai of the day is….”. If you are thinking about what those photos and hashtags (like #BulliBai, #BulliDeals, #SulliDeals) are about then we got you covered here.
Here is the complete information regarding the Bulli Bai App case and why Indian Women were put up for auction on the online platform.
What is the Bulli Bai App Controversy?
- Bulli Bai is an app developed by a group of people from India (Most of them have to be identified) whose motive is to trick people and make financial gains
- The idea behind this app is to earn money by putting Indian women for auction
- Cybercriminals create some fake auctions and trick the users to think like they have got the woman in exchange for money
- In incidents like Bulli Bai, cybercriminals pick photos of popular women, influencers, journalists, etc from the internet and use them for their financial gains
- These online scammers steal women’s photos from their social media profiles and list them on the platform
- Soon after many posts from the Bulli Bai app were surfaced on Twitter, the government directed the social media platform to remove such derogatory posts
- Currently, two students, (one from Mumbai and one from Bengaluru) have been taken into custody relating to this case
Unfortunately, this incident has not happened for the first time. A similar incident has happened last year also, called Sulli Deals. This time, the Bulli Bai App Controversy has taken a political twist also.