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Strict Action Will Be Taken Against Cybercriminals: Maha Home Minister

Mumbai: In a recent development, Maharashtra has decided to take strict action against cybercriminals to prevent fake and objectionable messages on social media.

The cases of cyber crimes have increased in the state since the lockdown was implemented.

According to Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tiktok are being used by some people to spread hate messages and promote crimes against women.

“Since the lockdown was implemented in Maharashtra, the rate of cybercrimes has increased in the state. On WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tik Tok people are posting messages inciting violence against women and videos that incite hatred in society. Acid attacks on women and rape were being promoted. Such videos and posts are highly condemnable,” Deshmukh said on Saturday.

“Maharashtra will not leave anyone who posts such videos and messages and the strictest action will be taken against cybercriminals,” he added.

His statement comes after a Tik Tok star Faisal Siddiqui, who has over 13 million followers, shared a video that shows him throwing a liquid on the face of a girl and intimidating her for leaving him for another person. In the next scene, the face of the girl is shown in heavy red makeup portrayed as a victim of acid burns.

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