Kerala Couple Calls Out Moral Policing By Cops Through Facebook Live

This Kerala couple’s Facebook live video challenging cops’ moral policing is going viral

Vishnu and Aarathy were sitting at a public park in Thiruvananthapuram when two women constables approached and started quizzing them. Meanwhile, the police claimed that the couple's behaviour was creating nuisance.

Vishnu Vichu, 24, an engineer at a private firm and his fiance Arathy SA, 23, posted a video of their argument with the cops on Facebook Live.

Kerala Police DGP Loknath Behra has ordered a probe into the case of moral policing in which the "Pink Police" allegedly misbehaved with a young couple within the premises of Kanakakunnu Palace in Thiruvananthapuram.

The youngsters detained yesterday had gone live on Facebook to get back at the police officers harassing them, who weren't able to specify what sort of "indecent" act they were caught in. Broadcasting everything live, he asked the cops to prove of any "vulgar" activity that they were doing.

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Expressing dismay at the incident, he affirmed that no one had the right to 'disturb or harass any couple anywhere more so in public places'.

Vishnu and Arathy also claimed that the officers lectured them on "good behaviour". But what wrong did we do? "The couple were reluctant to give their identity, so we arrested them", said Latha, a circle inspector in the women's cell to the NewsMinute. In the FB video, Vishnu is then seen demanding to know what law he broke by sitting with his arm around the shoulders of a woman. Then two male officers joined and one of them verbally abused me.

The couple, who were taken into custody by the Museum police, were later released after a case was filed against the duo for causing public nuisance under Section 290 of IPC. "The police can not ignore such calls and, therefore they reach the place and after reaching the place they must act according to law with all politeness".

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