Kiss of love to be held today in Kolkata

November 05, 2014 02:15 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 05:52 pm IST - KOLKATA

Two women kiss each other as a support to 'Kiss of Love' protest rally, after which they were arrested by the police, in Kochi on Sunday.  Photo: PTI

Two women kiss each other as a support to 'Kiss of Love' protest rally, after which they were arrested by the police, in Kochi on Sunday. Photo: PTI

Expressing solidarity with people of Kochi who organised a similar event in Kerala on Sunday, students from reputed educational institutions of Kolkata will be organising the Kolkata chapter of the ‘Kiss of Love’ event on Wednesday. The Kochi event was held to protest against police harassment and moral policing at public places in Kochi, in which about 80 persons were arrested on Sunday.

Although two separate events will be held in Kolkata on Wednesday, the cause of the event remains the same. Other than protesting against the arrest of the activists who participated in the Kochi event, activists of the Kolkata event will also protest against the authorities of the city’s Star theatre in northern Kolkata which allegedly prevented a 17-year-old girl, dressed in a skirt, from entering the theatre.

“Each day, our rights and liberties are facing an onslaught. Each day the moral police inches closer to taking away your freedom of expression and they have the government by their side. The time has come to protest against this encroachment on our liberties… Let us show them we are not afraid to publicly engage in what is right and fair,” the description of one of the event on a social networking site stated.

One demonstration, organised mostly by the students of the Jadavpur University, will start from the campus of the Jadavpur University at 4 p.m. and will walk up to the Jadavpur Police Station. The other demonstration, organised by the Presidency University, will start from College Street at 2 p.m.

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