PDA should be legalised in India

on May 28, 2013 , 11:13 am
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I was shocked to find out PDA (public display of affection) is illegal in India. According to Section 294 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, PDA is a criminal offence, which amounts to punishment of imprisonment up to three months.
I thought it was just narrow minded losers who had a problem but looks like the Indian law is the biggest moral police around!
PDA should be legalised. Like right now! No wonder India is reaping so many rapists!
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It is NOT ILLEGAL... I quote the particular section. Central Government Act Section 294 in The Indian Penal Code 267 [294. Obscene acts and songs.—Whoever, to the annoyance of others— (a) does any obscene act in any public place, or (b) sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine, or with both.] As you can see there is a thin line. Kissing or PDA(that may not include kissing) would be a crime only if proven obscene. A hug is not obscene PDA is bascially HUG. PDA cannot include "making out" that would amount to foreplay. That is not affection that is sex. So PDA is LEGAL. Kissing well if its obscene then it would be Illegal. But kissing on the cheek or hugging out of affection is not Illegal. Kissing has been proven not be obscene in many cases in India the most famous being the Richard Gere Kissing scandal(where he kissed I think Shilpa Shetty on a live program).
on Dec 05, 2014 , 08:59 pm
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Ashish Roy
Just like Honey attracts Bees. PDA will surely attract Gang Rapes.
on Oct 25, 2014 , 11:50 am
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Ankur Chakrabarti Roy Barman replies to Ashish Roy
Dude, How exactly?!? WHAT ON EARTH is the connection between public displays of affection and "GANG RAPES"?
on Nov 03, 2014 , 09:38 pm
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Ashish Roy
PDA what are we trying to do? We humans have a thing called shame unless we are animalizing ourselves.
on Oct 25, 2014 , 11:48 am
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Narasa.rao24
!!!
on Oct 21, 2014 , 07:29 am
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Sahil Arora
nice
on Oct 20, 2014 , 02:15 pm
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Phani Kumar
if its legal, u can never be with your family members on any public spot bcoz many would be having some romance or some shameless can even indulge in sex. do want that in India?
on Sep 28, 2014 , 02:44 pm
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Manish Mittal
when it is illegal people do so many wrong things..what would happen when it will be legalised..
on Sep 04, 2014 , 10:21 am
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Ankur Chakrabarti Roy Barman replies to Manish Mittal
Wrong things? Elaborate si'il vous plait?
on Nov 03, 2014 , 09:40 pm
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Md Alam
when it is illegal people do so many wrong things..what would happen when it will be legalised...
on Sep 03, 2014 , 04:07 am
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Benno Sims
even without legalizing we are facing a lot of issue now...may we can think about this....latter
on Jul 10, 2014 , 06:03 pm
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Shagun Mehta
interesting article....
on Jul 02, 2014 , 02:52 am
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