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‘Girls Will Conquer Streets’: A Muslim Woman Sends a Strong Message to Kerala’s Orthodoxy

The Muslim students of a dental college in the city are being brutally trolled on social media all because they did an impromptu jig on 'Entammede Jimikki Kammal'.

Adrija Bose | News18.com

Updated:December 8, 2017, 10:23 AM IST
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‘Girls Will Conquer Streets’: A Muslim Woman Sends a Strong Message to Kerala’s Orthodoxy
Photo credits: Shamna Kolakkodan / Facebook
The video of three Muslim women dancing to Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's hit song 'Entammede Jimikki Kammal' has been giving sleepless nights to a lot of fundamentalists in Kerala.

The students of a dental college in the city are being brutally trolled on social media all because they did an impromptu jig on the streets to raise awareness on World Aids Day. The trolls called it a "disgrace" their religion.

Now, the Kerala Women’s Commission has asked the police to take action against the trolls who insulted the girls. Chairperson M C Josephine said that the sexually explicit social media attacks were an insult to the state and that it hurt the dignity of women.

Meanwhile, many are taking to social media to support these three students. One of them is Shamna Kolakkodan, an activist, and a street theatre artist. Kolakkodan recalled an incident that happened two years ago when she staged a street play on friendship between a boy and a girl.

She said that it was eerily similar to what is happening now. She pointed out that even then the crowd couldn’t stomach the fact that young women and girls were out on the street acting – especially those wearing a Hijab.

Talking about the flash mob and the attacks that followed, she said, “How beautifully they have danced! And if they will go to hell because of this, let them!"

In the Facebook post, which has gone viral now, Kolakkodan asks a question to the trolls—“Are you going to go back to the jahali period when you are mowing the girl?”

"In all the years that you have been busy trying to send Muslim women to heaven, you deliberately forgot one thing. You forgot about drunkards, sexual offenders, people who resort to violence and those who do not take care of their parents in their old age. What is the logic in ignoring such things and saying that women who get out of their homes and dance will go to hell?” she wrote.

“The girls who you said will land up in hell are the girls who are tomorrow's future,” she wrote.

She wrote that there is no greater evil than to create a religion which doesn’t allow the women to be, to act in her own desire and choice.

Kolakkodan ended the FB post on a hopeful note, “More women will keep coming back to sing. Girls will conquer streets.”
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