Do KiKi Challenge & You’ll Dance Behind Bars, Warn Bengaluru Cops
"If you dance for #KikiChallenge on the roads, We're sure of making you dance behind the bars!! "Kiki Challenge may get you a Kick of Law not Kick of Dance.”
Bengaluru Police took a leaf out of the book of their counterparts in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Vadodara and have warned citizens against the trend of performing the #KikiChallenge in the city.
The police termed it a "high-risk, silly stunt involving dancing alongside a moving vehicle and hopping back into it".
“These acts are risky not only to the performer, but also pose a danger to fellow commuters, which is a clear violation of traffic rules. This violation with evidence – the video footage – is an offence punishable under law and the performer may end up either behind the bars or in hospital,” a police statement said.
The social media trend started after pop singer Drake's song 'In my Feelings' from the album Scorpion released last month. It involves people getting out of a moving car and dancing alongside it, before getting back into it.
Home Minister G Parameshwara tweeted: “We have nothing against social media fads as long as they don't become a public nuisance and put the lives of people at risk. Don't take up challenges on roads, which can harm you as well as others. Parents should sensitise their children about these dangers & keep a close watch.”
Anupam Agarwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic (East), said the police would hold regular campaigns against the Kiki challenge. "So far, we have not received any complaint against the Kiki challenge, but we want to ensure a campaign against the challenge before the people of the city fall for it,” he said speaking to Times of India.
(The story was first published on The News Minute and has been republished in an arrangement.)