TikTok suspends Faizal Siddiqui's account over controversial video, #TikTokBanIndia trends

12:23 PM May 20, 2020 | Team Udayavani |

Mumbai: Video sharing social networking platform Tiktok has suspended the account of Faisal Siddiqui for glorifying violence against women in a Tiktok post.


Last month, Faizal had posted a clip in which he can be seen throwing acid on a girl for betraying him. The girl can be seen with a grotesque make-up, indicating a disfigured face.

The video received a lot of negative remarks for glorifying such acts. One of the acid attack survivor Lakshmi Agarwal took to Instagram and shared this video and lashed out at him.

The National Commission for Women (NCW), in a letter to Grievance Officer of Tik-Tok India Anuj Bhatia, said that it has come across a Twitter post in which a Tik-Tok video shows a man committing violence against women.

It also asked the Maharashtra police, in a letter, to immediately take action against the person responsible for making the video.


“The commission is seriously concerned about the increase in crimes against women and the video not only seems to promote violence against women but also shows the patriarchal mindset, which would send a very wrong message to the society through this video made by Faizal Siddiqui on Tik-Tok,” NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma said in the letter to Tik Tok India.

In view of the above, the commission asked Tik-Tok India to immediately remove the video and block the ID of the person who made it.

Many people across India have been asking to ban TikTok in India and hashtags like, #bantiktokIndia has been trending on social media.

In response to this, TikTok has taken down the video and suspended the account of Faizal, who had 13 million followers on the platform.

Tiktok spokesperson said that they do not allow such content that risks the safety of others and promotes physical harm or glorifies violence against women. Due to this behavior that violates the guidelines, they have taken down the content and suspended the account.

Apparently, the rating of TikTok has fallen from 4.5 to 2 in Google Playstore in a span of 1 week well.


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