Kiss protest to be held in Kozhikode tomorrow

  • PTI, Kozhikode
  • Updated: Dec 06, 2014 20:04 IST

To take on moral policing, another Kiss protest called 'Kiss in the Street' will be organised here at different venues on Sunday.

The protest will be held at around 3pm at the Moffusil bus stand to start with and over 1,000 participants are expected, short filmmaker and IT professional Rahul Pasupalan, who was behind the 'Kiss of Love' campaign at Kochi, told PTI.

A Facebook collective of "Free Thinkers", led by Rahul, had been arrested and removed by police when they tried to stage the kiss protest on November 2 at Kochi.

However, there was an outpouring of solidarity for the cause represented by the collective and similar protests were held in various places outside Kerala, including college campuses.

"It will be the same mode of protest", Rahul said. "However, this time, no prior permission is being sought from the police," he added. There are plans to hold similar protests in two or three other places in Kozhikode on Sunday, but the venues have not been decided, he said. Those participating in the protest include a theatre group from Chennai.

The members of Panmai Theatre group from Chennai, will be staging 'Colour of Trans' here this evening. They would also take part in the 'Kiss of Love' protest tomorrow, Rahul said.

The Group of Facebook users had called for the programme to protest against the vandalism by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha volunteers at a hotel in Kozhikode, alleging that immoral activities were going on there.

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