Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 19: Two women from Kerala went topless on social networking site Facebook to protest against a professor, who reportedly said that girl students of his college do not cover their chests with hijab but display them like the slice of watermelon. Also Read - Kerala Lockdown Extension News: Coronavius Restrictions to Remain in Place For Next 1 Year | Check Here Latest Guidelines
A campaign against the professor of Farook Training College in Kozhikode was launched by a man called Vishnu shared his partner Arathy SA’s topless picture on Facebook in protest. Following the footsteps, Thiruvananthapuram-based Diya Sana posted pictures of a topless woman holding watermelons on the social networking site. Also Read - Kerala Headmaster's Emotional Note to Lone Student is All Motivation One Needs to Believe in Goals Beyond Academic Success
However, the Facebook has removed their pictures and blocked their accounts, the campaign has received both support and criticism. The professor’s had invited wrath after a voice clip allegedly from his speech during a family counselling went viral on social media. Also Read - Another Indian Expat Falls Asleep in The Same Terminal at Dubai, Misses Flight to Kerala
“I am a teacher of a college where 80 per cent of the students are girls and of that, a majority are Muslims. These girls are not wearing the dress as per the religious tradition. They are not covering their chests with hijab. But showing part of it is like a slice of red watermelon being displayed,” he has been heard saying in the clip, as translated by The Deccan Chronicle newspaper.
The professor lashed out at girls wearing leggings, saying the girl students hold purdah deliberately up to show off the leggings. He went on to warn them that this kind of immoral dress style will lead them to lose both physical and spiritual worlds.
“It’s all your choice. Women should have the liberty to wear what they like. I wonder when would our society stop objectifying women?” Sana told Manorama. “What is wrong in uncovering your physique before people? The same social spaces which celebrate male bodies frown at female bodies and shame it. ‘Nudity’ becomes a taboo when a woman reveals her body. I have slammed this patriarchal attitude many times,” another woman, Rehana, was quoted as saying.