The communal agenda beneath the 'developmental face' of BJP is coming out to the fore at a fast pace. The revival of the idea of 'Love Jihad', and the encroachment into public life through moral policing are glaring examples of the strategies that the Hindutva outfits use for pushing their agenda. An analysis of these two ideas reveal the underlying thread that connects them.
The regressive elements in society use moral policing as a measure to enforce their code of conduct on society as a whole, thereby inhibiting the individual's freedom of expression. The 'Kiss of Love' protest is an innovative gesture to re-capture the common spaces from the regressive elements. This article is an aggregation of public reactions and press statements to the protest.