( CNN) It’s ironic that the soothing photo of young lovers kissing in the monsoon downpour stimulated such an uproar in Bangladesh, arising in the photographer being beat up and fuelled from his place. A picture of intimacy that foments violence is something we need to examine, especially in this global moment in which intimate violence and vicious intimacy are ultimately being exposed and questioned, from the most humble infinites to the most hallowed ones.
It’s not that young people caressing on colleges and universities campus is all that remarkable, especially in the capital city, Dhaka. What’s bizarre is that it was photographed and the idol extended viral. Conservative and religion quarters consider public displays of affection to be a bad influence from the West, extremely shameless considered to be acceptable in a moderate Muslim country. Younger and most liberal Bangladeshis, nonetheless, have responded on social media in support of the photo
and denounced the abuse on the photographer.
It’s important understood that Bangladeshi culture is a commingling of a deeply traditional South Asian patrimony and a religion conservatism which is unfortunately on the rise
. In the ethnic segment between the radical, progressive, and secular and the traditional, conservative, and theological, the often explosive fault lines
make it clear that the young society is still in the process of figuring out its name and values.