NCW condemns the video of the digital content creator promoting a grievous crime of acid attack
National Commission for Women is concerned about the increase in crimes against women
New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has written to TikTok India over a video in which one of its users seen glorifying acid attack and crime against women.
The National Commission for Women asked TikTok India to immediately remove the video showing a man committing violence against women and block the ID of the person who made it.
NCW Chairperson said in the letter to Tik Tok India, “The commission is seriously concerned about the increase in crimes against women and the video not only seems to promote violence against women but also shows the patriarchal mindset, which would send a very wrong message to the society.”
NCW has written to the Director General of Police in Maharashtra to take action against the person responsible for making the clip.
In a letter to Maharashtra Director General of Police (DGP) Mr. Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, NCW Head Rekha Sharma said, “NCW condemns the video of the digital content creator promoting a grievous crime of acid attack among its young followers on social media. The commission is concerned about the safety and security of women and disturbed by the use of cyberspace to instigate crime against women. Considering the sensitivity of the matter, it is requested that immediate action shall be taken as per the Information Technology Act, 2000 against the miscreants and an action-taken report sent to the commission by Email/Fax.”
In a video message, the NCW Head Rekha Sharma said: “I came to know through a Tweet in which a man named Faizal Siddiqui uploaded a video on TikTok which appeared to be glorifying acid attack. Taking cognizance of the matter, I have written to the Director General of Police in Maharashtra to take action against Faizal. I have also written to TikTok India, that the video be removed immediately, and the person”s ID be blocked.
She said, “After I wrote to TikTok, the video was removed but I want such videos and messages should not be given any space on any social media platform which promotes crime against women, and even if it gets posted, it should be removed immediately, and people who post such videos should be blocked from social media platforms.”
Rekha Sharma took to twitter and said, “Written to @DGPMaharashtra DGP to take action against #FaizalSiddiqui. Also wrote to @TikTok_IN to block this person from the platform, though they have deleted the video from it after a call from @NCWIndia. “