Thrissur (Kerala): A controversy has recently come to the fore in Kerala over a section of medical students being taught ‘gender politics’ in the medical college with a curtain separating them gender-wise. The issue came into the limelight after an office-bearer of the ground who also conducted the classes posted the photograph on social media.
“Just show your frustration and go babies,” the office-bearer posted on Facebook reacting to criticism of the incident. As the incident was condemned widely on social media, the group defended its action saying there was nothing wrong with a curtain being put up segregating the students on the basis of their sex.
The Kerala Sasthra Sahitya Parishad, a progressive people science movement in the state, condemned the incident.
It is been found that Mujahid Students Movement (MSM) posted the photo over social media in order to show the organised lecture on ‘gender politics’ that later went in facing criticism against the institute rather than expected praise. The MSM leader who posted the photo later clarified that the lecture program conducted by the MSM was not under the college administration or any student union.
In a statement, the college union said that the programme was conducted by a religious-oriented group/organization and the students union and college administration had nothing to do with it.