India's moral police never seem to learn. In November 2014, the youth of Kerala fought back against the moral policing of the Sangh Parivar with India's first Kiss of Love protest. Now, just over two years later, the Shiv Sena have rekindled the ghosts of 2014, by targeting couples in Kerala's capital. But if they thought the youth of Kerala have forgot how to strike back, they were sorely mistaken.
This time too, the youth of Kerala responded to the Sena's overreaching by holding another Kiss of Love protest, showing that love wins over violence every time.
The protest, which took place at Kochi's Marine Drive, the site of the Sena's moral policing, saw the city's youth come flocking to flaunt their love. There were speeches, street plays, singing, dancing, and, of course, a lot of love and kisses.
With even the city's police commissioner present to ensure law and order, the police formed a circle around the protesters, allowing them to protest without fear. Here are some pictures.