Is Kozhikode becoming the moral policing hub of Kerala? Siblings attacked again
news Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | February 25, 2015 | 05:11 pm IST A brother sister duo hailing from Kozhikode in Kerala were allegedly attacked by a gang of moral police on Wednesday morning. The girl, who is a student in a school in Mukkom in Kozhikode, had come to her school with her brother Vivek, to collect the examination hall pass. While returning, a gang followed them from the school on bikes and allegedly attacked them. The girl and her brother have been hospitalised. Five people have been detained of whom two are reportedly minors. It seems that the men attacked the duo because they thought the boy and girl were lovers. However, this is not the first report of an alleged moral policing attack in Kozhikode. Last week, another brother and sister duo were attacked by a group of men who, it is said, thought they were lovers. The boy Salam, received injuries in his head and nose and had been admitted in a private hospital after the attack. Read: Brother-sister duo attacked by moral police gang who thought they were lovers Last year in October, a group of Yuva Morcha activists vandalised a coffee shop in Calicut claiming that they were "forced to react" against "immoral activities" in public places. It was following this incident, which gathered significant public outcry, that the Kiss of Love campaign came into existence. Read: Yuva Morcha activists vandalise cafe in Calicut after a news channel does moral policing sting Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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