Published on : Friday, March 27, 2015
India proudly flaunts its western coastal beaches which are a great source of attraction for foreign tourists. But the recently imposed rules may act as a deterrent in bringing tourist to the beaches of Goa.
The government has banned kissing in public as they claim that the sight is considered as ‘obscene behavior.’ Objections have been raised by local residents of Panaji, the capital of Goa according to the local authorities. Holiday makers have been warned by the village parliament of Salvador-de-Mundo from engaging in display of affections in public.
A ban has also been imposed on playing of loud music and public consumption of alcohol. However, no specific punishment has been suggested by the authorities on the violators of this by-law.
The beaches are crowded with overwhelming banners to spread public awareness on the prohibition.
The beaches have long drawn tourists mostly western holidaymakers, but the recently implemented rules and some derogatory remarks from local officials will considerably damage the image of Goa as a tourist friendly destination.
There are also talks of disallowing bikinis on beaches drawing a lot of criticism from tourism authorities and visitors. Such steps will prove to be quite adverse for tourism.
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