The police in Kashmir has a new challenge. Reuters reports:
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.
Sigh. If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em. What to say now?
In more news of moral policing, Reuters reports that “[a]n Italian town’s mayor hopes to shame men into not using prostitutes by photographing cars that pick them up and publishing the details in local newspapers.”
Also read: “Don’t Punish Victimless Crimes.”