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Goa village bans kissing, drinking, smoking and loud music

The village of Salvador do Mundo bans kissing.
The village of Salvador do Mundo bans kissing. Image by Macnolete / CC BY 2.0

The village of Salvador do Mundo in the Indian state of Goa has introduced a ban on kissing in public, as part of a backlash against the perceived lax morals of visiting tourists. Introduced by village elders, the ban also forbids visitors from drinking, smoking, loud music and ‘making a public nuisance’. The move follows a campaign by the BJP-led state government to ban revealing clothing from Goa’s beaches. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com