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To kiss or not to kiss keeps Pakistani Tweeters busy
PTI
Islamabad, October 19, 2009
First Published: 13:40 IST(19/10/2009)
Last Updated: 13:51 IST(19/10/2009)

The hullabaloo over public display of affection at a premier educational institute in Pakistan refuses to die down with the tech-savvy now taking to Twitter to debate the issue.

The public display of affection – PDA for short and the academic nomenclature for a kiss – was first objected to by a senior woman student during the holy month of Ramzan. She spotted two students kissing and raised hell by circulating a mass email on the university campus mail system.

Tajwar Awan, a senior at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), shot off the email which has since evoked a mixed response from students. While some students "reconverted" to Islam, others poked fun at Awan for bringing it up.

The university administration has promised to issue a code of conduct on the campus after Awan furnished "documentary evidence" of the kiss. Khaver Siddiqi, known in the tweeting world as "thekarachikid", had a good laugh over the controversy.

"Ha. Ha. Ha. No kissing allowed," read his tweet to his friends. Alisa Harris tweeted that she was glad she didn't live in Pakistan.

Hafsa Arain sent out a "oh boy!" message after hearing the news about the proposed ban on the campus. Another student tweeted that the controversial kiss was not a kiss but a peck.


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