Kerala : CM warns against moral policing after couple goes to FB showing live their harassment

1 month ago | 22-02-2017 | IBNS

Thiruvanthapuram, Feb 22 : : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had directed the state DGP to take strict action against the moral policing by his force a day after the incident in which a young couple was harassed by police.

Nobody has been given the right to manhandle and assault the public in any circumstance, he wrote in a Facebook post.

On Tuesday, a young Kerala couple went live on Facebook as two police personnel allegedly tried to moral police them over their indecent behaviour.

The youngsters, who are not married, were questioned by police when they were sitting in the museum park in Thiruvananthapuram, for sitting indecently and doing something vulgar.

The couple then started live streaming of the incident on Facebook, which went viral.

They alleged that the behaviour meted out to them by police was an infringement on their right.

Media reports quoted police as saying that the two were taken to the police station as they allegedly made some obscene gestures and a case under IPC section 290 (for creating public nuisance) has been registered against them.