Srinagar: Police in Srinagar have a new target in their sights - teenagers canoodling in parks, restaurants and at Internet cafes.
The crackdown aims to curb "immoral activities", a senior police officer said on Friday, adding that dozens of places had been raided across Srinagar and at least 10 couples detained over the last three days.
Restaurant and Internet cafe owners had also been asked to get rid of cabins and cubicles as they were being "misused" by teenagers in the Muslim-majority region, he said.
"We received a number of complaints from parents that their children, mostly teenagers, would stray into cyber cafes and restaurants instead of schools and colleges," Parvez Ahmad said.
"Many boys and girls were seen in objectionable postures. We informed their parents to take them home," he added.
Srinagar has seen women separatists raid restaurants, Internet cafes, liquor shops and suspected brothels in the past to stop what they say are immoral and un-Islamic activities.
A police statement said the department would "continue its drive against immoral activities".