21-year-old college student, Hanan Hamid, who was trolled on social media for selling fish in uniform after college, walked the ramp at Onam Bakrid Khadi Expo in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.
Dressed in a Khadi saree, Hanan attended the fashion show organised by the Kerala Khadi board.
On July 27, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had directed Kerala police to take action against people who trolled her on social media by posting derogatory comments against her.
The Chief Minister’s Office has also directed the respective District Collector to provide protection to Hanan.
Hanan, a native of Kerala’s Thrissur, was trolled by some after a video clip of her selling fish in college uniform went viral on social media.
Hanan is a BSc. student and lives with her mother and brother in a rented house. She sells fish after college hours to meet her needs.
The girl’s story was broadly shared on social media platforms by users, which included film artists and politicians. But, a section of viewers raised questions on the authenticity of her story, and termed it “fake” by calling it a “publicity stunt”.
A section of people on social media have also accused her of trying to make money by giving her bank account number through the media.