After Kerala professor's watermelon remarks, women launch bare-breast protest

After Kerala professor's watermelon remarks, women launch bare-breast protest

After Kerala professor's watermelon remarks, women launch bare-breast protest

Jauhar Munnavir, a professor at the Farook Training College made a derogatory remark about girl students for not wearing their hijabs properly. They tie it in such a way that their chest is not covered. "I am a teacher of a college where 80 per cent of the students are girls of which a majority are Muslims". He said that girl students are exposing their bosom and compared it to a sliced watermelon that attracts people. When you are wearing hijab, you are supposed to cover your breasts because men find them most attractive in a woman. These girls wear leggings beneath the purdah and they hold the purdah deliberately up to show off the legging. Whether it be professors in college or social media users seeing a model breastfeed and pose for a magazine.

KSU activists too registered their protest by distributing watermelon slices while ABVP workers smashed a watermelon in front of the college gate.

In another development from the college, local media reported on Saturday that the police on had booked a lab assistant and three teachers of Farook College on charge of manhandling a group of students for celebrating Holi inside the campus on March 15.

The assistant professor invited the wrath of students and activists for his sexist comments in a speech delivered at a family counselling session a few weeks ago. "No student has raised a complaint against him, so we are not in a position to take any action against him".

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An NDTV report also said that several women shared topless pictures of themselves to protest the professor's statements.

Days after, a campaign "Maaruthurakkal samaram" which literally means "stir to bare the breasts" has started.

However, according to reports, Facebook has removed the pictures and has blocked the accounts of users posting such pictures in protest.

Earlier in 2015, the College was in news for allegedly imposing restrictions on girls and boys sitting together or mingling with each other.

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