Each day, we are subjected a whole lot of information and news from across the worldwide web. Plus, with the advent of social media, connectivity has increased by leaps and bounds. Hence the exchange of information juggles amongst categories of good, happy, endearing, infuriating, and some downright outrageous.
But, one thing that has become widely common is social media trolling which includes moral policing. When it comes to slamming someone, the ninjas who sit behind the screens don’t take a minute to bring someone down, to school them or to criticise them.
Recently, three hijab-clad college girls have been receiving a lot of flak for dancing in the streets of Kerala’s Malappuram.
On World AIDS Awarenesss Day, i.e. December 1, three dental college students took part in a flash mob, and danced to Jimikki Kammal.
— ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2017
The minute the video hit online, it was being shared widely by people on Facebook and Whatsapp with the Muslim girls being shamed for insulting Islam.
Isn't this Haraam? Waiting for fatwa now
— Deepak (@drdeepak1382) December 4, 2017
इस्लाम खतरे मैं है
— Indio 🇮🇳 (@bluspidor) December 4, 2017
The girls of private dental college were abused and shamed in every second comment. We have not included the abuses as they were in Malayalam and hard to understand. But, it’s learnt that they were heavily criticised for performing in the streets.
But there were some who jumped to their support.
Girls – Women ko jeene do
— hemal TRIVEDI आर्या (अखंडभारत) (@sauhem26) December 4, 2017
And, made some sense.
People should become religious when it comes to girls. Religion is same for all.
One should do some introspection before abusing these girls.
— ShakeelSpeaks (@ShakeelSpeaks) December 4, 2017
A Times of India report quoted social media activist and medical officer, Dr Shimna Azees’s Facebook post,
“It is very unfortunate that a section of people are considering women as only an ‘object’ and they should realise that abusing girls in public for the dance is also against their religious belief.”
Deputy District Medical Officer Malappuram, Dr Muhammed Ali said that the event was part of the AIDS Awareness campaign where the student organized to disseminate information.
“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 pubic rally organised in connection with the campaign.”
The matter has caught fire and is reaching more and more people. While some are hellbent on moral policing the girls because they’re Muslims and it is against Islam; there are people who are strongly voicing that the girls did nothing wrong and should be allowed to do what they wish to.
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