The National Commission for Women has asked the Indian management of TickTok to immediately remove the video in which a person named Faisal Siddiqui is shown committing the crime of throwing acid on a woman.
The commission also asked the Maharashtra Police to take action against the person who made this video. The Women’s Commission wrote a letter to Anuj Bhatia, officer (complaint) of ‘TickTok India’, saying that the matter came to her notice through a Twitter post and the video should be removed.
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
Commission chairman Rekha Sharma said in the letter that this video is not only inciting to anti-female violence but also shows male-dominated thinking. According to Rekha Sharma, the video was made by a young man named Faizal Siddiqui and this video attempts to promote acid attack on women.
She said that the ID of this person should be blocked along with the removal of the video. In a letter to Maharashtra Director General of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Rekha Sharma said that action should be taken in this matter under the Information Technology Act-2000.