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Hijab-clad students shamed online in Kerala: Student federation members hold impromptu dance performances across state


Days after three hijab-clad medical students were shamed online for participating in a flash mob in Kerala, members of the Student Federation of India held several such impromptu dance performances across the state as a form of protest.

The girls, students of a dental college in Muslim-dominated Malappuram, were trolled after a video of them dancing to the tune of a popular Malayalam song ‘Jimmki Kamml’ was widely circulated on social media. A controversy had erupted over the original video, with many fundamentalists calling it the ‘end of the world’.  As part of the District Health Department programme on ‘World Aids Day’, the hijab-clad students had attempted to raise awareness about the dreaded STD. The mobs saw Muslim girls wearing head scarves and dancing along with other students. The events attracted thousands of onlookers. The flash mobs were conducted under the leadership of the district committees of SFI.

Many comments surfaced on social media from the irked religious fundamentalists that condemned the girls and their families, while others lamented that such people were a ‘curse to the religion.’

Meanwhile, Kerala Women’s Commission has asked police to take action against those who had insulted the three Muslim girls.