A tweet by the Bengali actor Mimi Chakraborty read: “And it is us again. First day at Parliament.” And it opened a floodgate of reactions.

Recently, MPs Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan shared pictures they clicked in front of the Parliament and posted online. This led to trolling of the two. People have chosen to ignore their success and trolled them for their attire. Many people have commented on their “inappropriate attire” of all things.

These newly elected MP’s Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan have created a buzz on social media after posting pictures of them in front of the parliament on the very first day. People have trolled them for their seemingly inappropriate clothing. 

Comments SheThePeople.TV’s Facebook page will reinforce the fact that clothing has nothing to do with work and that these ladies have been trolled for no reason.

People have trolled them by saying:

“Just another photoshoot opportunity for the actors.” tweeted Kunal.

Despite many people trolling them, there were others who do not agree with these people, and have commented on this topic. When SheThePeople.TV asked common people for their views on the topic, many people commented on SheThePeople.TV’s Facebook page. Here are a few comments which will reinforce the fact that clothing has nothing to do with work and that these ladies have been trolled for no reason. Since when has jeans become inappropriate?

Comments on ignoring trolls: 

Many people have said that MP’s Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan should ignore the trolls and focus on their success. They have asked them to continue to do the good work and move towards their goals.

Charvi Kathuria said: “Ignore trolls. Focus on work and make India Proud.”

Amita Sharma also wrote on similar lines: “Don’t give damn to trollers, keep going towards goals.”

Comments on the people trolling: 

Other people have questioned the people trolling and have asked them to put a full stop to this. After all, what has clothes to do with working? Wearing casual or traditional clothing ideally should have no effect on the work done. However, these trollers lack this basic understanding.

“It’s 2019 and it’s sad to see that politicians are getting trolled for wearing jeans. How much time y’all got? Shouldn’t you be doing something better!” wrote Aditi Chaudhary.

Snigdha Gupta also wrote in support saying:

“People really need to stop dictating what someone can and cannot wear. They are politicians and their work should be given more importance than their clothes. Let them wear whatever they want it’s 2019, people really need to do better.” 

People stood up for these MP’s

Amongst the people trolling them, there were a few people who decided to talk about how clothing has no effect on work done. They commented on SheThePeople.TV’s Facebook page.

“It’s a person’s choice what to wear & what not to wear. So, no one has the right to comment on a person’s dressing sense or what type of clothes she has worn,” says Ayushi Jain.

“What does dressing up have 2 do with this…Do they mean if these girls wear Khadi…or a sari, the job is done?”

While Vaishali Lathia wrote: “What does dressing up have 2 do with this…Do they mean if these girls wear Khadi…or a sari, the job is done?”

“It is strange in our society; those who wear different outfits in their personal and political lives are also being targeted for having double standards (and trolled too). And those who remain same, targeted too,” says Ekta Bhyan.

Many people have written in support of these new MP‘s, however that does not change the fact that they were still trolled for simply not wearing traditional wear.

So, what does the gen-next have to say?

Anvi Parekh, a girl studying in class 10 at Riverside School in Ahmadabad had the following view regarding the topic “Trolling members of the parliament Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan for their clothes is unfair. The government is there to take action against anything that is genuinely incorrect. I agree there are dressing etiquette for every place but having to wear only Indian attire if you are a part of the parliament is not fair. Your responsibility towards the country is not reflected in the clothes you wear but the actions you take and words you speak do.”

“Wearing a western outfit to parliament might seem weird at first as it has been a tradition to wear an Indian attire, but that’s the whole point…right! It’s about breaking stereotypes and telling people that a person shouldn’t be judged by what they wear.”

While Rini Mehta, a student studying in DPS in Ahmadabad says, “I feel that it is high time for all the trollers and other women to break stereotypes. The first step towards this would be the freedom of choice. Therefore, let women wear the clothes they are comfortable in.”

“I definitely think that a person should not be judged over what outfit they wear. Wearing a western outfit to parliament might seem weird at first as it has been a tradition to wear an Indian attire, but that’s the whole point…right! It’s about breaking stereotypes and telling people that a person shouldn’t be judged by what they wear.” says Vanshika, a student studying is class 10 at the Riverside School in Ahmadabad.

It’s clear the younger lot are lot more aware and accommodating and accepting about breaking norms,  that’s hope!

Read also – What Women Leaders Wear To Parliament Is The Least Of Our Concerns

Kavya Shah is an intern at SheThePeople.Tv

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