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27 Mar, 2015

Goa village bans kissing in public as it irritates residents – Hindustan Times

A Goan village has banned kissing in public, saying it causes irritation to residents.

Reena Fernandes, deputy sarpanch of Salvador do Mundo, a picturesque village located a short distance from Panaji, told IANS on Thursday that the decision was taken by the village panchayat based on requests from locals.

“There were a lot of unwanted things happening there (Salvador do Mundo) and causing irritation to people,” Fernandes said, adding the decision was taken earlier this month.

The ban on kissing, drinking alcohol, playing loud music in public in the village came under the spotlight after photos of a banner, printed and hoisted in public places in Salvador do Mundo, went viral on social media.

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