#Times Are Changing in India, and some things are happening that don't happen even in England. It started with Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) in Delhi, and has now spread to #Jadavpur University in Calcutta. A kissing festival was conducted in both the universities where #Boys And Girls kissed openly. The purpose was to defy the moral brigade and also to show that India is not constrained by religious bigotry.

Jadavpur University is one of the oldest universities in India and came up during the days of the Raj. It is a stronghold of the Leftist parties like the Communist Party Marxist(CPM) and the Communist Party of India (CPI).

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The kissing festival defied the moral brigade who were aghast that boys and girls locked lips and entwined tongues in public on the university campus. Many parents also protested to the Vice-Chancellor.

The BJP

The BJP a Hindu revivalist party is these days the toast of India. Under Modi, the party is winning election after election and now has a firm grip on the nation. The party has banned the slaughter of cows and talks of Ram Raja - this was supposed to be the golden age of India when the God Rama ruled. The BJP has a fringe that is opposed to Westernisation and festivals like Mothers day and Valentine's day, among others. They are also against kissing and nudity. At one time the present Home Minister Rajnath Singh when he was the Chief Minister of Utter Pradesh had even banned beauty pageants.

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He had refused to congratulate Priyanka Chopra after she won the Miss World title.

Kissing Festival

The Jadavpur University Kissing Festival took place after a similar festival at the JNU. The JNU is also dominated by the left and the students are anti- BJP. They had even supported Afzal Guru who was hanged for his role in the 2001 terror attack on the Indian parliament. The students of Jadavpur University are basically rebels and this kissing festival was to show the finger to the BJP, and its talk of "Indianisation". However, seeing girls kissing boys in an uninhibited manner in public before a crowd of onlookers is something that has not happened before. I wonder if it has ever happened on any university campus in England.

Looking ahead

India is looking ahead and times are changing. The younger crowd of boys and girls do not wish to be constrained by dogma and silly talk against Western culture. But many in the BJP and the Hindu extreme forget that some of the most famous erotic images in the world are engraved on the temples of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh