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Etymology edit

From Punjabi ਸੁੱਲੀ (sullī) and then Punjabi ਸੁੱਲ (sulla), a mispronunciation of Punjabi ਮੁੱਲਾ (mullā, mullah, Islamic religious leader), derived from Classical Persian ملا(mullā), from Arabic مُلَّا(mullā)

The term became widely known after the exposé of 'Sulli Deals', an app and website that had taken publicly available pictures and private information of around 83 Muslim women from the Internet and created profiles to purportedly auction them.[1][2][3][4][5]

Noun edit

sulli (plural sullis)

  1. (South Asia, religious slur, ethnic slur) A Muslim woman; especially one from Pakistan.

Usage notes edit

  • The term is generally used by Hindutva supremacists.

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References edit

  1. ^
    2021 July 18, “How dozens of Muslim women in India found themselves ‘for sale’ online”, in The Independent[1], retrieved 2021-07-20:
  2. ^
    2021 July 5, Mythreyee Ramesh, “'Sulli Deals': How Photos of Muslim Women Were Misused On a GitHub App”, in TheQuint[2], retrieved 2021-07-20:
  3. ^
    2021 July 10, “‘It sends chills down my spine’: trolls sell Indian Muslim women at ‘auction’”, in South China Morning Post[3], retrieved 2021-07-20:
  4. ^
    2021 July 20 (last accessed), Asmita Bakshi, “‘We won’t shut up’: Muslim women put up ‘for auction’ in India”, in www.aljazeera.com[4]:
  5. ^
    2021 July 5, “Open-source website targets Muslim women, uses their pics and names for ‘deal’”, in The News Minute[5], retrieved 2021-07-20: