16-Dec-2017
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Women in hijabs dance in public in Malappuram; trolled online.

MALAPPURAM Dec 5: A video of three women dancing to Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's hit song 'Entammede Jimikki Kammal' as part of a social campaign in Kerala's Malappuram has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. The young women, with their heads covered, are being trolled brutally on social media for "disgracing" their religion.

In a video first shared on Facebook on December 1, the women, reportedly students of a private dental college, were shamed for dancing in public, even though it was part of an AIDS awareness campaign.
 
Comments translated from Malayalam to English by the NewsMinute ranged from attacking the women for their "shameless" behaviour to calling them "a curse to the religion". Their families weren't spared either.
 
Even after the post was deleted, hate continued to spew on social media as multiple versions of the video were shared widely. Calling the women "sisters," one person addressed them on Facebook writing, "You must have been born elsewhere, perhaps Goa, not here. This is amusing time-pass for you, but how will you undo the dishonour you've brought upon your parents?"
 
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Another wrote, "Save me Lord, the end is near.