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Students cut hair in protest against moral policing in Kerala

Students stated that the protest was held to express solidarity with the students who suffered the moral policing attack

Sabrangindia 01 Dec 2022

Girls
Image: Vishnu Prathap ​/ New Indian Express

Dozens of girl students of a college in Kottayam district in Kerala cut their hair on Wednesday as a mark of protest against the moral policing attack suffered by two students of a local college reported Deccan Herald. Students of the CMS college held the protest in the campus. While two girls initially cut their hair, more students later joined the novel protest. A human chain was also formed in the campus to express a silent solidarity.

Students said that the protest was organised to express solidarity with the students who suffered the moral policing attack as well as a call to rest of society to react to such incidents. Reportedly, a male and female student suffered the attack on Monday night in Kottayam town. A gang of youths attacked the two accusing them of roaming around in the night. Video footage of the incident went viral on social media. 

The students who suffered the attack lamented that no one who witnessed the attack either reacted or came forward to help. The two students were going to give clothes to a friend who was hospitalised.

Three accused in the case were nabbed by the police and a case for an attempt to murder and molestation has been levied against them.

Students cut hair in protest against moral policing in Kerala

Students stated that the protest was held to express solidarity with the students who suffered the moral policing attack

Girls
Image: Vishnu Prathap ​/ New Indian Express

Dozens of girl students of a college in Kottayam district in Kerala cut their hair on Wednesday as a mark of protest against the moral policing attack suffered by two students of a local college reported Deccan Herald. Students of the CMS college held the protest in the campus. While two girls initially cut their hair, more students later joined the novel protest. A human chain was also formed in the campus to express a silent solidarity.

Students said that the protest was organised to express solidarity with the students who suffered the moral policing attack as well as a call to rest of society to react to such incidents. Reportedly, a male and female student suffered the attack on Monday night in Kottayam town. A gang of youths attacked the two accusing them of roaming around in the night. Video footage of the incident went viral on social media. 

The students who suffered the attack lamented that no one who witnessed the attack either reacted or came forward to help. The two students were going to give clothes to a friend who was hospitalised.

Three accused in the case were nabbed by the police and a case for an attempt to murder and molestation has been levied against them.

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