The data published by the National Crime Records Bureau states, there have been 1,483 victims of acid attack between 2014 and 2018
MUMBAI| On Sunday, FIR was filed on TikTok user Faizal Siddiqui for promoting acid attacks on women by jilted lovers. Faisal, the brother of another controversial TikTok use Amir Siddiqui have 13.4 million followers on the Chinese video-sharing social media service.
I have filed complaint Faizal Siddiqui for the tiktok video promoting acid attack towards our women.
This type of act shouldn't be promoted and strict action should be taken@Rajput_Ramesh @MODIfiedVikas @indiantweeter @TajinderBagga https://t.co/NohTPDzhxi pic.twitter.com/1NkuxJaDQ7
— Ashish (@go4ashi) May 17, 2020
The video posted by the TikTok user Faizal Siddiqui created a stirring post his brother Amir Siddiqui’s and Carry Minati, TikTok vs Youtube issue caught a lot of attention across social media.
This is Faizal Siddiqui, brother of Amir Siddiqui. Promoting acid attack through his Tik Tok account and they call themselves as Social Media influencer! this cringe activity is not called influencing but promoting crime. They are such a curse!! #BanTiktok pic.twitter.com/XY2g3kRQN9
— Kolkata_Chhori (@Kolkata_Chhori) May 18, 2020
The data published by the National Crime Records Bureau states, there have been 1,483 victims of acid attack between 2014 and 2018. Out of 523 cases that went for trial in 2018, convictions were successful in only 19 cases. Social media videos that glamorise acid attack as a means to avenge lost love has the potential to influence jilted lovers to follow suit in real life.
BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga reached out to Rekha Sharma, the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW). In a reply to his tweet, Sharma assured that she will take up the case with the police as well as TikTok regarding the dangerous precedent set by such videos.
Soon after the NCW chief wrote to Maharashtra DG to intervein and take strict actions against Faizal Siddiqui. And also ask to block this person from the platform.
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 https://t.co/drBqy9ykji pic.twitter.com/X1CpM8soBt
— Rekha Sharma (@sharmarekha) May 18, 2020