KOCHI: ‘Kiss of Love’ created ripples among the student community all across the country. Announcing solidarity with the agitators in Kochi, students of the University of Hyderabad organised a protest meeting in the university campus on Sunday.
More than 300 students participated in the event. “This was an attempt by the students to open up a space where issues around moral policing across the country could be discussed,” said Mohan K Pillai, a student from Kochi.
The event included a discussion on moral policing and poems of Octavio Paz and Madhavikutty were read.
“Though the protest event was disrupted by right-wing activists who barged into the campus. The police took their side and asked us to disperse. But we continued with the protest peacefully.
“When the interruption happened, the assembled students started hugging and kissing each other spontaneously. They applied red lipstick as a mark of protest and they hugged and kissed each other enthusiastically,” Mohan said.
“The event was organised by an independent group of students. Though the protest provoked right-wing activists, many in the campus supported it,” Mohan said.