- Disgusting! TikTok Star Faizal Siddiqui Promotes Acid Attack on Women, FIR Filed Against Him
While people on social media are still debating the issue of violence against women vis-a-vis the 'boys locker room' incident, another disturbing video that promotes atrocities against women has come to the fore.
This time, it's a TikTok influencer named Faizal Siddiqui who has sparked outrage on social media for his video, in which he is allegedly promoting acid attack on women. The video recreates a disturbing scene of an acid attack, in which Faizal is seen throwing liquid on the face of a woman who betrayed her.
He says, "Usne tumhe chor diya jiske liya tumne mujhe chora tha'', and then throws the liquid (acid) on the girl's face. The woman in the video is seen with paint on her face to give an impression of acid attack injuries.
Soon after the video went viral and sparked outrage, Rekha Sharma, the chairperson of the National Commission for Women wrote to TikTok to delete the video and delete Faizal's account.
Dear @aaliznat ,nothing before & after the ‘spliced’ video u were defending of this guy cd justify it.Demeaning women is normalised in our culture.We grew up with stories of SalmanKhan,breaking bottles on his girlfriends head in public,yet the country’s biggest star?Needs to stop https://t.co/poZ1VJrhrF— ShutUpSona (@sonamohapatra) May 18, 2020
She further assured that she will take up the case with the police as well as TikTok regarding such videos. One of the Twitter users has also filed a police complaint against him.
Notably, Faizal Siddiqui who has 13.4 million followers on TikTok, is also known as 'Prince of Team Nawab' among his fans. He is also the brother of another TikTok influencer Amir Siddiqui who recently got his hands dirty with a controversy embroiling a YouTube creator Carry minati
Many people on Twitter expressed their anger at the video and demanded that Siddiqui should be behind the bars for promoting acid attack:
After many such videos circulating on the video-sharing app, netizens are now also calling for a ban on TikTok in India for allowing such content:
Acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal also showed her dissent on social media.
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tik tok ne meri awaj hi band kar diya, sahi baat ke liye jab awaj uthai jati hai to awaj hi band kar di jati hai, mere pass Anthony ne ye video bheja save thaa unake phone me wahh tik tok isah liye crime badh rahe hai sahi chizo par baat karna hi mushkil kar diya jata hai 👏👏 @tiktok @indiatiktok
According to the data published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), there have been 1,483 victims of acid attack between 2014 and 2018.