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Could “kiss in” protests change India?

The younger generation wants sexual liberation—but has got a backlash

By Avantika Chilkoti   March 2015

An Indian couple kisses during a protest against moral policing on Saturday In New Delhi, India. © Shakya Anil Kumar/ABACA/Press Association Images

Driving down Mumbai’s Marine Drive, an onlooker might be confused by the number of rainbow-coloured umbrellas perched on benches along the seafront, seemingly enjoying the ocean breeze. A closer inspection reveals, however, that they are all propped up by the tangled limbs of young lovers, seeking privacy…

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