Mumbai: NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said on Monday that she wrote a letter to Maharashtra Director General of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal seeking to arrest Tik Tok Faisal Siddiqui for posting a video to incite him to attack women.
Siddiqui, who has more than 13 million followers on his Tik tok page, shared a video showing him throwing liquid on a girl’s face and scaring her to leave it for another man. The next scene depicts the girl’s face in heavy red makeup as a victim of acid burns.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) took cognizance of the disputed video after BJP MLA Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga flagged it on Twitter.
“I saw this tweet by Tajinder Pal Bagga who wrote that this video is being circulated on TikTok. After seeing that video I was horrified because it is advocating a message that says you can throw acid on women if you are not getting your love. This is totally shocking and we have taken action against Siddiqui. We have written to Maharashtra DGP to take action against him and arrest him immediately,” Sharma told ANI.
In this regard, the commission has argued Tik Tok to delete the video and delete Faizal Siddiqui’s account.
“We have requested the removal of the video from Tik Tok as well as Faisal’s account. He has deleted the video but not his account, which shows that he is not serious about the issue. We will be following this with TikTok also,” she said.
In a letter to Tiktok, the NCW wrote, “The Commission is seriously concerned about the rise in crimes against women. The video not only appears to promote violence against women but also shows the patriarchal mindset that Society sends a very wrong message. ”
(With ANI Inputs)