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Rajasthan Police takes to Twitter to warn against ‘Kiki Dance Challenge’

The post was aimed to increase awareness among people.

jaipur Updated: Aug 02, 2018 21:59 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jaipur
The challenge, also known as ‘In My Feelings Challenge’, involves jumping out of a moving car and dancing alongside it to Canadian rapper Drake’s latest song, ‘Kiki do you love me’.(AP File Photo)

The Rajasthan police have launched an online drive against taking up the ‘Kiki Dance Challenge’ that is fast gaining popularity among youngsters.

The challenge, also known as ‘In My Feelings Challenge’, involves jumping out of a moving car and dancing alongside it to Canadian rapper Drake’s latest song, ‘Kiki do you love me’. It has gone viral online with several people, including celebrities posting their videos while doing the challenge.

The official twitter handle of Rajasthan Police shared a video of Honey Singh on Tuesday in which he is seen getting hit by a pole while doing the ‘Kiki Dance Challenge’ and tweeted, “Drinking while driving is injurious to health, so is #KikiChallenge. Think twice before doing this stupid stunt on roads as it’s fraught with dangers and can throw tragic surprises.”

Moreover, the official twitter handle of Jaipur police on Monday shared a photo of a man with a garland on his photo suggesting his death, the post warned, “Don’t challenge death. Be wise – keep away from silly stunts & advise your friends as well to stay safe.” The representative image accompanying the post read, “In loving memory of KK — Loving boyfriend of Kiki, died while doing the Shiggy.”

The post was aimed to increase awareness among people.

“The Rajasthan police have launched the campaign as this Kiki Challenge is not only harmful to an individual but also violates traffic norms,” said Pankaj Singh, ADGP crime.

“This is sheer stupidity, someone is dancing on the road and the car is moving, roads are not meant for this. Anyone found taking part in these challenges will be punished under the law,” Singh added.

The Kiki Challenge went viral on June 30 when internet comedian Shiggy posted a video to Instagram of himself dancing to the song on a road. Since his video went viral, thousands of people have taken up the challenge.

Earlier, police departments in Mumbai, Vadodara, Bhubhaneshwar, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh too came up with similar warnings, urging people not to risk their lives. Many have been filmed getting hurt and there have been some cases where the participant was run over by another car.

Meanwhile, on Thursday a workshop on social media and internet was organised at the police headquarters. While addressing the workshop, DGP OP Galhotra said that social media has an important role in spreading information quickly. He has instructed all police units in the state to register their presence on social media and make better use of it, as well as monitor activities on social media.

“The common people are sharing essential information with the Rajasthan Police on social media. This can strengthen the police’s information network,” added Galhotra.

He also urged police personnel to make proper use of various social media handles operated by the Rajasthan Police.

First Published: Aug 02, 2018 21:59 IST