At a recent flash mob organized as a part of the AIDS day awareness programme of the health department in Malappuram, three girls dancing as a part of the mob have now become the latest victims of social media scrutiny.
In a video being shared on various social media platforms, three girls can be seen wearing burqas and jeans and dancing on the song, “Entammede Jimikki Kammal”. However, a section of people have strongly criticised them for dancing in public wearing burqas.
They are of the view that the way girls can be seen dancing in the video would only gather criticism from the male fraternity and will cause more anarchy in society instead of making public aware of AIDS.
Some are also putting this incident under the religious lens calling it a movement against their religious beliefs.
According to bhakt logic what can be more scary then hijab clad women dancing in flash mobs!
— nazma parveen (@nazmaaman) December 5, 2017
उठा ले रे बाबा उठा ले…..भक्तों को उठा ले
— रविन्द्र (@RathourRavinder) December 5, 2017
In Kerala we don’t even care such things, why you are giving publicity to such bigotry eventhough it is negative!
— deniz (@denizkrisss) December 5, 2017
@AzmiShabana won’t stand for 3 Muslim girls dancing in Kerala?Perhaps “IAMWHER” slogan gr8 fit for their rights.defnd’em agnst mullas,sisi?
— Bharat- एकं सत्य (@coexistw1condtn) December 5, 2017
On the other hand, many people are supporting the dance performed by these girls. “It is very unfortunate that a section of people are considering women as only an ‘object’ and they should realize that abusing girls in public for the dance is also against their religious belief,” said Dr. Shimna Azees (social activist).
Deputy District Medical Officer Malappuram, Dr. Muhammed Ali said, “Not only the dental college students but girl students from several other colleges and schools also participated in various public functions including street play and public rally organized in connection with the campaign.” The whole incident has now become a matter to be debated upon.
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