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Shaadi.com drops 'skin tone' filter following online pressure

Jun 23, 2020 19:08 IST

Matrimonial website Shaadi.com has gotten rid of a 'skin tone' filter that would let users filter people based on their skin colour. The move came after an online petition was filed against the desi dating platform demanding the removal of the colour filter, which was signed by more than 1,500 people. According to BBC, the wedding service was quick to remove the filter, saying that the feature 'did not serve any purpose and was product debris we missed removing.'

In the petition, Hetal Lakhani wrote that while getting the filter removed cannot change our mindset, 'it will stop giving users the option to discriminate on the basis of something so shallow and arbitrary.' 

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