- TikTok star Faizal Siddiqui promotes acid attack as revenge from rejected lovers in a video
- Police complaint has been filed against him
- 1,483 people were victims of acid attack between 2014 and 2018 between 2014 and 2018 as per NCRB.
A cyber complaint was filed against the TikTok star called Faizal Siddiqui for promoting acid attack on women from the rejected lovers, on Sunday. Faizal is the brother of another “controversial” TikTok influencer Amir Siddiqui who boasts more than 1.24 crore followers on the China based video-sharing social media platform.
A Twitter user who goes by the name Ashish filed a cyber complaint Faizal and wrote “I have filed complaint, Faizal Siddiqui, for the TikTok video promoting acid attack towards our women. This type of activity shouldn’t be promoted and strict action should be taken” on the micro-blogging website and added the image of the complaint.
I have filed complaint Faizal Siddiqui for the tiktok video promoting acid attack towards our women.— Ashish (@go4ashi) May 17, 2020
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
Advocate Ashutosh Dubey also filed a complaint with the Mumbai police against the TikTok star. He wrote, “I lodged a complaint against #FaizalSiddiqui having 2.6M+ followers on TikTok. -Posted Objectionable Videos on Tiktok, The videos give a message, if any girl denied accepting the proposal throw acid on her face.” along with the image of the complaint.
To @MumbaiPolice @MahaCyber1 @CPMumbaiPolice @AnilDeshmukhNCP.— Adv. Ashutosh J Dubey (@iamashu123) May 17, 2020
I lodged a complaint against #FaizalSiddiqui having 2.6M+ followers on @TikTok_IN.
-Posted Objectionable Videos on Tiktok, The videos give a message, if any girl denied accepting the proposal throw acid on her face. pic.twitter.com/2kjK1cDm67
The 9 second video by Faizal Siddiqui was shared by a Twitter user on the micro-blogging website, named Intrepid Saffron. Since then, the video has spread like a wildfire on social media. In the contentious video, Faizal can be heard saying, “Usne tumhe chord diya jiske liye tumne mujhe chorda tha”. This loosely translates to “Did the guy leave you for whom you left me?” Following the dialogue, he goes on to create a very disturbing scene of the acid attack. The face of the girl in the video is then seen covered in scars.
The Twitter uswer Intrepid Saffron wrote, “He is Faizal Siddiqui, memeber of team nawab and brother of Amir Siddiqui. Is he promoting Acid attack on girls?? FYI he has 13.4M followers on Tiktok What kind of Social media influencing is this?”
He is Faizal Siddiqui, memeber of team nawab and brother of Amir Siddiqui— Intrepid Saffron (@IntrepidSaffron) May 17, 2020
Is he promoting Acid attack on girls??
FYI he has 13.4M followers on Tiktok
What kind of Social media influencing is this? pic.twitter.com/h83VQbSvv5
As per the data which was published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), between 2014 and 2018 alone there were 1,483 acid attack victims in the country. But what is horrifying is that fact that when 523 cases went to trials in 2018, only 19 cases had successful convictions.
Social media videos which glamourise acid attacks as a tool to take revenge on someone who rejected or left you has the potential to influence the jilted lovers to follow the suit in real life.
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga then reached out to the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW), Rekha Sharma, via a tweet to which she replied assuring that the case will be taken with the police as well as the video sharing social media platform TikTok regarding the dangerous precedent which was set by the user of the application.
The China based video sharing application, TikTok, has generated prominence in India which has been misused by many on multiple occasions. Even during the serious Coronavirus outbreak, many Muslim creators on TikTok were found encouraging people to disregard the social distancing norm, put forward by the government, healthcare institutes and even global authorities, under the garb of Islamic preachings.
In one such video, a Muslim man who refused to shake hands saying Coronavirus pandemic is going on and we should not touch each other which is rebuked by saying, “You will leave Sunnat (traditional Islamic custom) today and Islam tomorrow due to your fear of death. We are Muslims and therefore we are not afraid to die.”
This is just 1 video of many where similar things happened, and the Governments and police of various states had to take action against the creators and also TikTok.