Published: Fri, August 03, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Kiki Challenge: India police warn against unsafe dance trend

Kiki Challenge: India police warn against unsafe dance trend

The Kiki challenge, promoted by Canadian rapper Drake, involves jumping out of a moving auto and dancing to his song In my feelings alongside the vehicle.

The "Shiggy Challenge", also known as the "In My Feelings Challenge" involves fans hopping out of their cars to do the dance as the chorus of the song plays.

The Delhi Police also tweeted "Dancing on the roads can open new doors for you". Traffic officials while requesting the youth to abstain from such acts on the roads said, "Dear youngsters, Drive safe and Stay safe".

A senior police officer said there are sections under the Delhi Police Act under which the people indulging in the act can be booked for creating nuisance on the roads or playing loud music. Taking a stricter approach, the challenge has been banned in Spain, UAE and Egypt.

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The violators are likely to be booked under charges of unsafe driving under the The Motor Vehicles Act, he added. "It is not just your followers watching your groove; the traffic police are taking note too".

The police in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chandigarh have issued advisories highlighting the risks involved in the challenge.

"The video starts off with the line", "Keke, do you love me?" So please stand by your kids in all the challenges in life except #kikichallenge. Some videos of the dances uploaded on social media show dancers crashing into poles, tripping on potholes or falling out of the cars, being hit by another vehicle and their valuables being stolen as well. Even celebrities like Will Smith have uploaded the video of Kiki Challenge on top of a bridge in Budapest. People got themselves injured with their vehicles crashing into poles and people jumping off the cars.

Mumbai police took to microblogging platform Twitter to note that the dance challenge could put others' lives at risk.

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