By Colombo Telegraph –
A Sri Lankan court has given suspended jail terms to three French tourists for wounding the religious feelings of Buddhists by taking pictures deemed insulting. The pictures show the travellers posing with Buddha statues and pretending to kiss one of them. British Government has updated it travel advisory warning to say “You should avoid posing for photographs standing in front of a statue of Buddha. The mistreatment of Buddhist images and artefacts is a serious offence and tourists have been convicted for posing for such photos.”
Here are some pictures of kissing religious statues in different parts of the world.