“Don’t spoil your youth with such silly things. Please don’t do it," Owaisi appealed.

Hyderabad MP Owaisi appeals to youth in city against taking up Kiki challengeFile photo: PTI
news News Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 08:46

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday advised youth in the city against taking up the ‘Kiki challenge’.

The social media challenge began after Pop singer Drake’s song ‘In my feelings’ from the album Scorpion released last month, and involved people stepping out of their car and dancing alongside the moving vehicle. 

“A senior level traffic policeman told me that nowadays many people are imitating one video where people jump out of a moving car and start dancing on the street. He said that lot of children are doing it and asked me to speak on it,” Owaisi said.

The Hyderabad MP was addressing a public meeting by AIMIM ‘Jalse yaad e fakhr e millat’ at First Lancer in Ahmed Nagar.

“Don’t spoil your youth with such silly things. Please don’t do it. Many people have died in accidents. Instead, think about your future,” he added.

This comes a week after the Hyderabad Traffic Police issued a statement, advising people against taking up the challenge.

“Jumping out of a moving car and dancing alongside it in the middle of the road, obviously multiplies the risks involved in it. These kinds of acts endanger the driver and others too. Further, such acts draw criminal charges. Any untoward incident may occur while performing such a perilous act on the road,” the Hyderabad Traffic Police said.

“Youth of Hyderabad are hereby requested to abstain from doing such acts on the roads. Dear youngsters, drive safe and stay safe. Accept worthy challenges in life because you are the future of the country. Anyone indulging in #Kikichallenge on the roads will be booked under Section 268 (Public nuisance) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under Section 70 (b) of the Hyderabad City Police Act for creating nuisance on the road and endangering the life of other commuters,” the police added in the statement.

 

Read: Meet the Telangana farmers whose Kiki Challenge is winning the internet

 

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