The viral video
– Everything was captured in a video that quickly became viral on all social platforms. “This vulgarity (kissing the wife) will not be tolerated ad
“you hear screaming in the crowd.” Don’t you have a family? Get him out of here! You should be ashamed, “shouted a young man as others continued to beat the man. In the meantime
his wife tried in every way to prevent the
to beat her husband, but was overwhelmed by the mass of people around the shore shortly after her partner was carried out of the water.
The police statements
– Chief Superintendent of Ayodhya Police Shailesh Pandey said he has not yet received any
in relation to the episode. However, the police are trying to identify the couple so that they can take appropriate action
against the attackers.
Public displays of affection in India
(Public Display of Affection) may be illegal in India. The
Indian Criminal Code
, establishes that “obscene acts in a public place” that are “annoying to others” cannot be carried out. Citing this code, many couples have been arrested for kissing in public. However the law does not give a precise definition of obscene acts and, after an arrest, the
he ruled: “It is inconceivable how the expression of love can be linked to the crime of ‘obscenity”. In that case, the police were sanctioned and forced to write an apology letter to the couple.