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Dhaka, Wednesday   28 October 2020

Personal moments on internet, main target women

 Md Kawsar Ahmed

 Published: 10:00 PM, 12 October 2020   Updated: 05:51 PM, 24 October 2020

Personal moments on internet, main target women

Personal moments on internet, main target women

The advancement of technology has taken human life to a unique height in the modern world. The world is constantly enjoying the benefits of technology. However, technology is also being used in bad deeds and its dimensions are getting horrible. In particular, general women are being cheated by using hidden cameras, smartphones, hacking social media accounts, and using various technology-based apps. A group of hackers stole all personal and important information. Being cheated many women choose to commit suicide or continue to be cheated.

Hidden cameras, smartphones, Facebook accounts are used as traps. Through these technologies, videos and pictures of women's private moments can be captured. Offensive pictures and videos of abducted women are going viral online, including on popular social media Facebook. Again, many men try to rape the victim day after day by showing these pictures to portray themselves with bad intentions. Although some have taken legal action, most of the victimized women are being raped day after day. Many do not inform police or law enforcement due to fear of socially despised. That is why many victimized women remain silent considering their social security including the public shame of the society.

Women are not only harassed by cybercriminals but also their nearest one; Such as husbands and boyfriends. Lovers leave photos and videos of their girlfriends' personal moments on Facebook to meet the violent attitude, especially when the relationship is deteriorating. Sometimes, girls were cheated on by their boyfriends. Even, some were raped by their boyfriend's friends when their relationship is on the verge of a break.

Most of the cybercrime cases in the country in the last one year have been against ex-boyfriends. Husbands are also accused of spreading offensive pictures of their wives on the internet. Opportunistic men have also been accused of trying to implement their own evil proposals by distorting the photos of women. 

According to case information, the lovers save the pictures and videos of intimate moments during love in any way. In that case, smartphone storage, SD card, pen drive are used. Only when the relationship deteriorates does the boyfriend leave pictures, videos of the lover's intimate moments on Facebook to express his violent attitude. There have been allegations of not only expressing violent attitudes but also of refusing to establish intimate moments as per the demand.

Many greedy husbands uploaded their personal moment's photos with their wives on Facebook for dowry. In addition, many opportunistic men distort the image of women and trap them. Many fell into the trap and were raped. One rape after another took place by recording the video of the rape victim. Later, the victim was also raped by the friends of the rapist. Whenever these incidents are leaked, the woman's family breaks up, the victim has to be humiliated in her own family, which forces some to suicide.

It has also been alleged that many perverted male gangs are selling personal pictures of women or rape videos on various porn sites. These male gangs target simple women to create relationships and trap them to make pornographic videos and sell them on porn sites.

Personal moments on internet, main target women

According to those concerned, it is important to ensure punishment without indulging the perpetrators under any circumstances. For this, the implementation of Pornography Act and Digital Act must be ensured. Yet the maximum punishment for criminals under digital and pornography laws is not enough. It is necessary to sentence those criminals to death or life imprisonment.

Through cybercrime, women are repeatedly raped mentally as well as disgraced. Therefore, the culprit cannot be forgiven in any way only if found any proof in these crimes.

Concerned think that it is time to reform the present law. Because a victimized woman is a victim of domestic abuse as well as pornography. So, after reviewing the section of Digital Security Act and bringing some more additions and amendments, cybercrime will come under some control.

According to the Cyber ​​Crime Awareness Foundation, in 2013, 15.35 percent of online users had their images distorted. Again, all those distorted pictures have been promoted online. The victims are between the ages of 18 and 30.

According to Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association, many women Facebook users are victims of technology fraud and harassment. Hackers first hacked the woman's Facebook account and stole pictures. Then they posted the offensive picture on the same account again. Criminals spread abusive pictures or videos of women online with the aim of satisfying personal violence, forcing them to have sexual relations, extorting money through blackmail, and mentally abusing them. On average, 11 women commit suicide every year as a result of cybercrime. Most of them are new online users.

Advocate Elena Khan, chief executive of Bangladesh Human Rights Foundation, said the death penalty should be the maximum punishment for crimes such as spreading offensive pictures or videos. Not only should the punishment be increased, but it should also be properly enforced. Otherwise, there will be no gain.

According to Elena Khan, the intimate video recording of husband and wife is basically done with the consent of both of them. So anyone who uploads those online will be considered as criminal.

Advocate Salma Ali, president of the Bangladesh National Association of Women Lawyers, said the punishment should be as much as the crime.

It is often seen that the victim women suppress the fear of ending their own marriage, stopping the marriage of siblings and cheating out of social fear. The perpetrators also threatened the victim to suppress the issue by showing fear.

According to Advocate Salma Ali, the victim became a victim of harassment in various positions after filing a case. In the first case, in the case of cross-examination, the victim is embarrassed by asking many irrelevant questions. These issues need to be updated by amending the law. These human rights issues also need to be taken into consideration. Almost all the time, husbands and lovers are spreading offensive pictures of their loved ones online. In all these films, comments are being made on the basis of a woman's character. Therefore, victims of pornography are also victims of domestic violence. There is a need to increase the punishment for this.

Personal moments on internet, main target women

Kazi Mustafiz, founder and president of the Cyber ​​Crime Awareness Foundation, said blackmailing women by posting offensive pictures online was a new form of cybercrime. This crime is called 'sextortion'.

Extortion is done by trapping sexual harassment with offensive pictures of a woman through 'sextortion'. The criminals threatened to release the pictures on the internet if they did not pay. In most cases, young women and boys fall into the trap. The victims suffer from mental depression year after year.

According to Kazi Mustafiz, by reviewing the provisions of the Digital Security Act and mentioning the issue of severe punishment, some additions and amendments can be made to control the crime.

Pornography control law in Bangladesh:

Bangladesh has pornography control laws to prevent pornography. Pursuant to Section 8(2) of the Act, 2012, a person is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, plus a fine of up to Tk2 lakh, if he harms another person's socio-personal status through pornography. The accused could face both penalties.

What to do if you fall into the trap of technology criminals:

There are different stages of the technology trap. Especially if the Facebook account is hacked, you have to take quick action. As part of the action, the victim has to do the following:

1. At first the victim should file a general diary (GD) at the nearest police station mentioning the details of the incident.

2. If the police do not fully cooperate or fail, a copy of the GD can be obtained from the Cyber ​​Crime Unit at the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Headquarters. One can also file a complaint through the police's 'Hello City' apps from any part of the country.

3. If there is only Facebook hacking, there is a possibility of getting a remedy only if you wait a few days and follow up regularly without rushing. Because the Cyber ​​Crime Unit has sophisticated equipment and many sincere officers. As a result, the remedy is easily matched.
What should the victim do if anyone spreads offensive pictures or videos online?

Firstly, one can complain by e-mail to cyberhelp[email protected]

Secondly, if anyone needs to speak directly, he/she can go to the Cyber ​​Crime Unit office of the Counter-Terrorism Division of the DMP or can call to - 01769691522.

How to complain to the police:

Complaints should be made as soon as possible when anyone becomes such a victim. For this, the victim will require some evidence to support against a complaint. For example, screenshots, links, audio/video files, or related documents. When collecting screenshots, make sure the URL of the Address Bar is visible. If you want to make a complaint through Hello CT app and e-mail, you can attach and upload these contents. In other cases, a soft copy may be given directly. Above all, if necessary, you can get the necessary advice from the officers of the Cyber ​​Crime Unit, which may help you to take legal action.