A beautiful image of lovers kissing in a monsoon downpour captured in the spur of the moment by photojournalist Jibon Ahmed, was received positively by the couple and thousands of social media users who responded with a hearty thumbs-up.
The photographer was fired and roughed up by fellow photographers. Apparently, a man and woman kissing while fully clothed is tantamount to triple-X pornography.
One fundamentalist blogger wrote:
"Lovers are getting more audacious by the day. Earlier these things were done in secret. Now they are doing it in broad daylight. The day is not far when they will be making love in public."
Can anyone explain how Islam snagged that "religion of peace" slogan again?