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India’s ‘anti-Romeo squads’ aren’t going down well with literature lovers

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What’s in a name? Shakespeare said. But there could well be something in it after all.

India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, has set up “anti-Romeo squads,” which they say will ensure women’s safety on streets. 

However, many cry foul and see this as moral policing. More importantly, they are upset that their beloved Shakespearean hero is being maligned for no fault of his. 

“I thought he was quite a charming guy. UP cops need a new villain,” tweeted one user.

But what are these squads? And why are they called “anti-Romeo?” Read more…

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