Kiss Of Love Movement Analysis

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“In 2014, The ‘Kiss of Love’ protests started in south India when an unruly mob of attackers demolished a coffee shop in Kozhikode, a city in northern Kerala”(From revolution to 'racket ': All you need to know about the 'Kiss of Love ' case ,2015). The rowdy gang carried out the attack condemning alleged immoral activity of public display of affection by a few couples. As a reaction to the attack, ‘Kiss of Love’, Facebook page was made and asked the youth in Kerala to participate in a non-violent protest in Kochi. During the protests, several participants publicly displayed affection to take a stand against moral policing. In the context of this paper, I will analyze the movement of ‘Kiss of Love’ using the dissident actions of Martin Luther King. In his …show more content…
Through an analysis of “Kiss of Love” movement and form, this essay seeks to show how this nonviolent dissent is an example about how youngsters is challenging the continuing restrictions on civil liberties and unruly administration of moral policing in the name of protecting Indian culture from the western culture …show more content…
Despite of the event being nonviolent, the police arrested few protesters claiming that they prompted ‘immoral activities’ in public. In the context of the letter, King might also argue there was no reason why the police should have involved in this non-violent and reasonable protest. But he also states that, “one who breaks an unjust laws must do so openly, lovingly and with a willingness to accept the penalty. When the “Kiss of Love “extremists succeeded in creating a sufficiently hostile environment and it eventually affected event supporters. But, when the protesters ‘willingly accepted the penalty of imprisonment’ by their gesture they were also able to ‘arouse the conscience of the community over its

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