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Kashmir Police Fight New Menace - Cuddling Couples
Kadeeae | June 22, 2007 at 06:46 amby
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SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Police in Indian Kashmir usually accustomed to fighting separatist militants have a new target in their sights -- teenagers canoodling in parks, restaurants and at Internet cafes.
The crackdown aims to curb "immoral activities", a senior police officer said on Friday, adding that dozens of places had been raided across Srinagar, the main city of the region, and at least 10 couples detained over the last three days.
Restaurant and Internet cafe owners had also been asked to get rid of cabins and cubicles as they were being "misused" by teenagers in the Muslim-majority region, he said.
If only this were the worst thing happening . . .