Rename Kiss Of Love, may allow to hold protest, say Bengaluru cops
news Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | December 8, 2014 | 08:32 am IST The Kiss of Love event in Bengaluru, which the city police earlier denied permission to conduct, could be held in the city, but in a changed form. A report in Bangalore Mirror states that the police have asked the organisers to change the name of the event from Kiss of Love to sometthing which does not indicate anything 'obscene'. The organisers also have to ensure that those participating in the event do not engage in obscene acts. After denying permission to hold the event on November 30, the police had asked the organisers to submit a proper proposal regarding the event to them. If the organisers make the suggested changes, they are likely to be given the green light by the police, states the report. Confirming the above, Alok Kumar, additional commissioner of police, (law & order), told Bangalore Mirror, that the event should focus on creating awareness against moral policing, and highlighting past such untoward incidents. He also said that those taking part in the event may hold flags, display banners and posters against moral policing and that "We don't have anything against that; but we don't want any obscenity displayed in public spaces, which is illegal under IPC Section 294," he said. The police is not against people kissing each other in public, as long as it is on the cheeks or forehead. "We are against any act which has the potential of creating a sexual urge". The organisers are expected to submit their revised proposal to the police on Monday.
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