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Rs 500 for a kiss!

Last updated on: April 20, 2006 15:27 IST
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Kissing in public has always been a taboo. It was only now that the young couples had started to open-up and did not find anything wrong expressing their love in public.

But to all those love birds, kissing in public has just gotten 10 times more expensive in India's capital, where they face fines of Rs 500 if they are caught making "illegal use" of public spaces.

New Delhi's authorities found that a fine of Rs 50 levied under a 1936 law was too little to deter couples.

Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

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