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Actor Mohanlal has come out in the open against the issue of moral policing in his latest blog entry. In the blog which is titled “Sadacharathinte pukayum pookalum”, the actor asserts that culture is not something defined by a person or an organization.

He adds in his blog that Keralites go overboard with moral policing and reacting to such issues. “It is shameful that we take up moral policing with such excitement”, the actor writes. Mohanlal further criticizes and scorns at the organizations and political parties which supports moral policing, but refuses to get involved in real public issues that affect our daily lives.

The actor says that he was in Bangalore city when Yuva Morcha activists attacked a restaurant in Calicut claiming there were immoral activities happening there. "Bangalore was known as a paradise for pensioners, but now it is a paradise for lovers. It is with a lot of freedom that girls and boys interact, you can see the beauty of love everywhere."

Mohanlal also condemns the protests against Kiss of Love in Kerala and asks, "There was like a riot situation in Kochi. What was the need?"

"We Malayalis have done a lot in the name of moral policing. Vandalising restaurants, unleashing 'quotation' gangs on couples," he continues.

"Keralites must be only society that thinks that all that happens between a man and woman is sex. There can be friendship, innocent love, platonic relationship, respect or even mother-son like emotions," the actor says.

He then laments that Keralites don't understand the beautiful aspects of sex, but many indulge in heinous rape acts with kids and old women.

The actor also writes that neither political parties nor religious heads have any right to question anyone in this regard. In fact we should get worried when such bodies tend to take matters into their own hands, as that is more unlawful, he says.

The much respected actor also adds – "We have the right to kiss and not kiss as well. But you cannot say that someone cannot kiss in front of your eyes. If such a sight is making you uncomfortable, then one should just move away. That is the right thing to do".

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