Goa village bans kissing in public; passes resolution

Panaji: A village panchayat in Goa has banned kissing in public claiming that such 'obscene behaviour' by some couples create nuisance.

Salvador do Mundo village panchayat, located near Panaji, passed a resolution recently banning kissing in public, liquor consumption in public and playing loud music. "We took the resolution following several complaints from the locals about the obscene behaviour. We had to control it," said Reena Fernandes, deputy sarpanch of Salvador do Mundo.

According to the panchayat, some locals had complained about the obscene behaviour of the couples and groups having
picnics there. They had also installed banners warning them against such behaviour.

Goa also recently witnessed debate on moral policing with State Directorate of Art and Culture Department banning jeans, sleeveless top and other informal dresses in the office.

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