Street for Open Kissing to Come Up in Kerala!

Street for Open Kissing to Come Up in Kerala!

Submitted by Subeditor on Tue, 2015-12-15 19:56 Calicut: Once again Kerala turns out to be the epicentre of heated debate as a group of youth in Calicut are gearing up to organise a sequel to the “Kiss of Love” campaign as a mark of protest against Moral Policing and Cultural Fascism.   “Njattuvela”, a vibrant social and cultural organisation headquartered in Calicut has announced a campaign titled “Chumbana Theruvu” (Kissing Street) through their official Facebook page here recently. The posters prepared to popularise the campaign renders “Njattuvela” will organise an anti-fascist “Kissing Street” to protest the “moral” deterioration. The programme will feature public kiss in the street and display of cultural programmes including street plays and folk songs.   Speaking to Bfirst.in, Swapnesh Babu, State Secretary of “Njattuvela” said that the “Kissing Street” programme and its organisers are not directly linked to the organisers of the prequel movement, “Kiss of Love”. “Though we uphold the ideals conveyed by the 'Kiss of Love Protest', the 'Kissing Street' campaign is not the follow up of the former. To fight the social evils and moral fascism we want to break all the conventional practices including tying the marital knot. Hence our campaign will start by burning the ‘Mangal Sutra’ publicly,” he said.   “The programme will start at around 11 pm on December 31. The preliminary preparations and deliberations for the programme have already started. We are also aiming to broaden the campaign all over India with the help of like-minded people,” he added.   However, the announcement of a fresh campaign which almost bears the same nature of “Kiss of Love” comes soon after its two core organisers were held on charges of running online prostitution and helping pedophile sex racket. Rahul Pashupalan and his wife Resmi Nair, a former model for Playboy who were boomed as the icons of “Kiss of Love protest” have been under police custody since November 18 after they were arrested at Cochin.