Police Drags About 40 Couples out of Hotels for Being UnMarried

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“About 40 couples were dragged out of their hotel rooms and taken to a nearby police station where they were held for several hours and some were even made to call their parents.”

Mumbai police round up unmarried couples from hotels theindiantalk
Mumbai police round up unmarried couples from hotels theindiantalk

Outrage has spread through out India following the arrest of dozens of couples at a number of Mumbai hotels last week, because they were unmarried.

Arrested couples at the police station (theindiantalk)
Arrested couples at the police station (theindiantalk)

About 40 couples were dragged out of their hotel rooms and taken to a nearby police station where they were held for several hours and some were even made to call their parents.

Witnesses say police knocked on the doors to the hotel rooms during the Thursday afternoon raid, and arrested all couples found to be unmarried.

Despite being in private hotel rooms, the couples were charged with ‘indecent behaviour in public’ and made to pay a fine of 1,200 rupees (£12).

Arrested couples in Mumbai (theindiantalk)
Arrested couples in Mumbai (theindiantalk)

He added that they were taken to the police station around 5pm and many of them were allowed to go only by 10pm.

A number of angry Mumbai citizens took to Twitter to express their feelings, using the hashtag #MumbaiPolice.

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