Sayyed visited the page out of curiosity in July and saw that the page was uploading such pictures.
Mumbai: The Facebook page ‘Kashi Media’ continues to exist, complete with pictures of girls captioned, “Do you want to friendship?” nearly two months after The Asian Age reported about it being under the cyber police’s scanner. A Kuwait-based woman had complained to the cyber police mid-July but the complaint seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
Shaheen Sayyed, who hails from Kuwait, registered a complaint with the Mumbai police cyber division on July 15 about the said page, which regularly posts pictures of girls — adult and minor — with a caption saying they are looking for friends and those interested should leave a message in the comments section.
Ms Sayyed visited the page out of curiosity in July and saw that the page was uploading such pictures. She immediately took to Mumbai police’s Twitter handle to report the matter, along with a link to the Facebook page. Within minutes, the police’s Twitter team replied saying the complaint had been forwarded to the cyber police station and they would take cognisance of it. Unfortunately, the swift move eventually lost pace and the cyber police did not follow the complaint further.
Mumbai police spokesperson Deepak Devraj said, “The police will take necessary action, and we will look into why the case has not been pursued further. The Facebook page in question will be scanned for objectionable content.”
Meanwhile, Ms Sayyed said, “Firstly, I reported the matter out of pure concern as I too have a daughter and sisters at home. I am sure these pictures are posted without the girls’ consent. Would any 15-year-old post a picture of herself asking people to connect with her for a ‘naughty’ chat?”