Who is Shweta Singh? Wiki, Biography, Age, Arrested, Bulli Bai App, Investigation

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Indian police have arrested Shweta Singh in connection with an app that shared photos of more than 100 Muslim women saying they were on “sale.”

The police suspect she created the Bulli Bai app, BBC Marathi has learned.

Age

She is 18-year-old.

Bulli Bai

Photographs of several prominent Muslim journalists and activists were uploaded on the Bulli Bai app without their permission and put on “sale” in a fake auction.

This is the second attempt to harass Muslim women by “auctioning” them online. In July last year, an app and website called “Sulli Deals” created profiles of more than 80 Muslim women – using photos they uploaded online – and described them as “deals of the day.”

In both cases, there was no actual sale. Still, the purpose was to degrade and humiliate Muslim women – many of whom have been vocal about the rising tide of Hindu nationalism under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sulli is a derogatory Hindi slang term right-wing Hindu trolls use for Muslim women, and bulli is also pejorative.

Though the police began an investigation in the Sulli deals case, no one has been charged.

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When news of the Bulli Bai app broke, poet Nabiya Khan who was targeted in the Sulli deals case, tweeted that the Delhi Police had yet to take action on her complaint in 2021.

Shweta Singh Arrested

The Mumbai Police on Tuesday arrested 18-year-old Shweta Singh in the ‘Bulli Bai’ Deal case from Uttarakhand. She is termed the prime accused in the case, who was in constant touch with Vishal Kumar, an engineering student from Bengaluru who was arrested in connection with the same case on Monday.

Shweta has been taken into custody by Mumbai Police in connection with the ‘Bulli Bai’ app case. The procedure is underway for her transit remand at Rudrapur police station: Uttarakhand Police Headquarters,” reported news agency ANI.

Investigation

Police in at least three states has opened an investigation into the Bulli Bai app based on complaints by women who were targeted.

On Monday, the cyber unit of the Mumbai Police detained Mr Kumar, the student, in the southern city of Bangalore. He was flown to Mumbai, where he was arrested on Tuesday.

An unnamed senior police official told The Indian Express that four Twitter accounts were used to upload the photos on social media – of these, three were handled by the woman.

The women on the Bulli Bai app included a Bollywood actor and the 65-year-old mother of a disappeared Indian student.

The fake auction shocked and angered people after several women who featured shared screenshots and messages on social media.

Quratulain Rehbar, a Kashmiri journalist, who had reported on the Sulli deals last year, said it felt disgusting to be named in the app this time.