Three girls from Kerela performed a flash mob in an attempt to create awareness about AIDS. Undoubtedly, social media had a reaction to it. While one section praised their efforts, the other came down hard on them, criticizing them for their public dance performance in burqas and jeans.
Several videos and photos of these three students from a dental college, dancing to the song Entammede Jimikki Kammal from the film Velipadinte Pusthakam, are going viral on social media circles. The abusive comments went on to criticize the girls saying that their public dance will instigate immorality among men and will cause more trouble in society than make people aware of AIDS.
Three Muslim girls dance in a flash mob in #Kerala's Malappuram .. Bravo👍 @HMOIndia they may get some #fatwa very soon or may be threatened. Please ensure security for the brave-hearts!pic.twitter.com/IlpvewI9pm— #Intolerant भारतीय (@goyalsanjeev) December 4, 2017
According to reports, the flash mob was part of the district health department's campaign to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1.Speaking to the website, District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr Sakeena said "When the students invited me to inaugurate a campaign at their college, we suggested that all of us get together and contribute to the district-level campaigns. While our rally was going from the Collector's bungalow to the Town Hall, three girl students performed a flash mob. I am taken aback at the narrow-minded comments being shared on social media about the flash mob.”Deputy District Medical Officer Malappuram, Dr Muhammed Ali told Times of India that female students from several other colleges and schools also participated in various public functions like street plays and public rallies, organized in connection with the campaign.