Muslim Women Trolled For Dancing on Kerala Street, More Hijab-clad Students Perform in Flash Mobs in Protest
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Women’s Commission on Wednesday asked the police to take action against trolls who used insulting language against three Muslim women for taking part in a flash mob on December 1 in Mallapuram.
The hijab-clad women had danced on a street to Jimmikki Kammal, a popular Malayalam film song. The video had gone viral, but the women were trolled online and insulting language was used for them on social media.
MC Josephine, Kerala Women’s Commission chairperson, said the sexually explicit social media threats were an insult to the state.
Several small groups of students had danced on the street at the Kottakkunnu junction, Mallapuram, to spread awareness about AIDS. Shocking comments were made on the women and those who lauded their participation in the initiative.
— ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2017
The mass media officer of the college where the girls study, Gopalan Kutty told the Indian Express that 50 students had participated in the flash mobs.
“Unfortunately, the video of that show was circulated on social media. In the other flash mobs, there were girls from Hindu, Muslim and Christian communities. In fact, the college had come forward to conduct the flash mobs,” he said.