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Kissing in Protest

Over the last few days a lot has been done, said and written on the “Kiss of Love” protests, but perhaps we have forgotten that the primary intention of the protests is not to kiss in public, but to claim one’s right to the freedom of expression.

The real issue is a protest against moral policing, triggered off when a bunch of political hoodlums vandalised a coffee shop in Kerala in the name of upholding “Indian Culture”. Kissing in public then became a symbolic medium of protest against all such acts of self-righteousness.

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