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Thursday, January 14, 1999 Published at 21:18 GMT


World: South Asia

Five-year kiss


A young man in India has been jailed for five years for forcing a kiss on a girl in public.

Police in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh say he accosted her on her way home from school.

Correspondents say kissing in public is frowned on in India and it is a criminal offence if a woman is forcibly kissed.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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