Thrissur: Taking a cue from the Taliban administration in Afghanistan, an Islamist group organised a meeting in the Government medical college, Thrissur in which male and female students sat separately from male students with a curtain between them.
The meeting was organised by an Islamist Abdulla Basil under the banner of Wisdom, an Islamist outfit.
In a photograph that went viral on social media shows the female students are segregated from the males with the use of a curtain.
In September last year, media across the world published a news from the Taliban-ruled Afghanistan where the female students were separated from the males with the use of curtains or boards that divide the classroom. The Taliban administration had received flak from social media from various quarters as the decision amounts to gender-based discrimination.
Interestingly, Abdullah said that the meeting in the medical college was organised to discuss ‘gender politics’. Abdullah, an Islamic preacher, said, he feels pity for those who can’t digest the standpoint of religion towards gender discourse, which is quite different from that of liberalism.
The Taliban model meeting has triggered a heated debate on social media in Kerala, as the state has witnessed an alarming growth in Islamic radicalisation over the last few years.