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Hyderabad: 'Kiss of Love' supporters face case for obscenity

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'Kiss of Love' supporters face case for obscenity in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad, Nov 5: Cyberabad police here have registered cases against the organisers of 'Kiss of Love' campaign on the University of Hyderabad campus for 'obscene act'.

A group of students had organised a demonstration in support of the Kiss of Love campaign in Kerala (which aimed to oppose the moral policing) on the campus on November 2; some of them allegedly kissed during the event. Police have also registered a case for criminal trespass against the members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), BJP's youth wing, who staged a protest against the event.

"Following a complaint by university authorities, cases were registered by Gachibowli police. We are verifying the allegations," ACP S Sreedhar said.

Asked if any students who "indulged in kissing" were questioned, inspector J Ramesh of Gachibowli police station said a committee set up by the university was conducting an inquiry.

"Based on their report and also the video footage we will take further action," he said.

The organisers of the event were facing cases under the Section 294 of Indian Penal Code, he said. The section prescribes imprisonment up to three months for anyone doing "any obscene act in any public place", "to the annoyance of others".


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