Sometimes back there was news of “BIKINI” ban in Goa which spread like fire across the state of Goa and became the matter of controversy as the statement was issued by one the cabinet minister of Goa claiming that such garments violated Indian culture and now its turn of another event “Kissing in Public” going to face the ban in Goan villages.
Based on the available information A Goan village has banned kissing in public, saying it causes irritation to residents. Deputy sarpanch of village Salvador do Mundo Reena Fernandes, , told told the media last week that the decision was taken by the village panchayat based on requests from locals. “There were a lot of unwanted things happening there (Salvador do Mundo) and causing irritation to people,” Fernandes said, adding the decision was taken earlier this month. Salvador do Mundo is a picturesque village located a short distance from Panaji.
[pullquote-right]Patricia Nazareth, from Salvador do Mundo, favoured the ban. She said: “People sometimes do get a bit too carried away kissing in public” While Gerald D’Souza a media professional opposed saying “Why no kissing? Why is the state cracking down against an expression of love? You can piss in public but you can’t kiss in public? How logical is that?” [/pullquote-right]
The ban on kissing, drinking alcohol, playing loud music in public in the village came under the spotlight after photos of a banner printed and hoisted in public places in Salvador do Mundo went viral on social media. The banner reads: “Commit no nuisance, visitors keep our village clean, drinking alcohol, smoking, loud music, kissing in public, nuisances in public are strictly prohibited here.” Photos of the banner have triggered mixed reactions on Facebook.
What do you think about this ban which has started in a small village of Goa? Do we need to ban the expression of love in public places? Please leave your comments on this issue as this is just the beginning and it will spread across the state in no time but your opinion will surely make a difference.
News Source : IANS