Speaking at the Bharatiya Janata Party's Diwali Milan event on 17 November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called attention to the exploitation of artificial intelligence in the creation of "deep fakes" and stated that the public has to be made aware of this impending issue by the media.
According to a notice from DCW dated 10 November, the Delhi Commission for Women took suo moto cognizance of media reports of a deepfake video of Indian actress Rashmika Mandana making the rounds on social media.
"Reportedly, the actress has also raised her concerns in the matter and has stated that someone has illegally morphed her picture in the video. The Commission has learnt that till date no arrests have been made in the case. This is a very serious matter," DCW’s notice to the Delhi Police read.
By November 17, the commission wants a copy of the filed FIR, the accused's details, and a report on the actions taken. DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal posted on social media site X, saying, "Taking cognizance of the AI-Generated Deep Fake video of actress @IAmRashmika Delhi Women Commission has issued a notice to Delhi Police. Till now no arrest has been made in this case. Strict action should be taken against the person making this fake video."
Speaking to reporters during the BJP's Diwali Milan event at the party's headquarters in this city, Modi also mentioned his determination to see "Viksit Bharat" (developed India) become a reality, stressing that these are not just words. He added that people have supported being "vocal for local."