Udaipur police directed the girl not to use social media. WHAT ?

On one hand social media is the strongest tool and on another hand it has become a stalking platforms for barbarian people, in which girls are the main objective.

A disgraceful story came into light, where a youngster texted a vulgar message to a 17 year old girl on Instagram. The message had a pic of a naked body with her face morphed on it. In the message, the guy had written “Meet me on Facebook I tagged u and me in dis pic”. Apart from this, other obscene messages were also sent.

A teenager who was humiliated after the incident, went to parents and complained about the incident. After that parents straightway went to Dhan Mandi  police station for filing a complaint.Instead of registering the case, Cops told them to go another police station or approach cyber cell.

When the parents approached cyber cell, Circle Inspector  of cyber cell gave the morally lecture instead of cooperating the parents, he said

“Aap Bohra logo ko parents se bhaut azadi mili hui hai isliye ap logo ke sath ye bahut hota hai.” (Bohras have given their children a lot of freedom and that is why it happens).
“Why do you post pictures on social media? “What he has done with you, he will do it with others as well. You should delete your social media accounts in order to be safe.”

The incident arised up, when the sister of the victim naming Saleha Paatwala shared the whole incident on her FB account on 7 April

” Two days back, my 17-year-old sister received an anonymous DM on Instagram. It was the picture of her face MORPHED on a naked body. He said he would post it on Facebook and tag her.
Afraid, like any minor would be, she shared the incident with my parents. Here’s how rest of the incident transpired:

– My father and sister went to the Dhanmandi police station in Udaipur to lodge an FIR
– The cops said such complaints were taken by the cyber cell
– The Suraj Pole branch of the cyber cell lodged an FIR but said they only deal with ATM-related cyber crimes
– My father and sister went back to the previous police station where they were asked to come back the next day
– Yesterday they were directed to Circle Inspector (CI) where my sister narrated the incident AGAIN to a lawyer
– The lawyer, CI, and an officer decided to morally lecture my sister and father
Officer: “Aap Bohra logo ko parents se bhaut azadi mili hui hai isliye ap logo ke sath ye bahut hota hai.” (Bohras have given their children a lot of freedom and that is why it happens).
“Why do you post pictures on social media? “What he has done with you, he will do it with others as well. You should delete your social media accounts in order to be safe.”
– They VICTIM-SHAMED my sister and tried to influence my father to stop her from using cellphones and social media accounts
Shouldn’t they be filing cases instead of telling my sister to get off social media? ”

She is 17 and has the privilege of education and liberal parents. This kind of brainwashing can take these away from her. More than disappointed, I am angry that, whatever happens, we end up paying the price of our freedom.”

This incident also caught the attention of Union  Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Gandhi, where she promised to take immediate action.

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