Better tie the nuptials or Rakhi on Valentines Day, warns Sri Ram SenaFebruary 5th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb. 5 (ANI): Sri Rama Sena chief Pramod Muthalik has warned all couples planning to celebrate St. Valentines Day in Karnataka, that they would be married off with all rituals and traditions or get ready to tie Rakhi (become brother and sister).
Sri Ram Sena was involved in the recent pub attack incident in Mangalore wherein the group activists allegedly abused and beat up women visitors as they tried to run for safety during vigilant attack.
We will get the men and women who meet on February 14 married with all rituals and traditions. And if they are brother and sister then they will tie Rakhi (sacred thread that is tied to a brother). So we will be performing this act in every district and every region. The wedding will be conducted with video cameras, music band and a priest, said the Sri Ram Sena chief,
Sri Ram Sena has threatened educational institutions, restaurants and shops selling greeting cards and gifts to boycott St. Valentine Day celebrations.
Meanwhile, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Renuka Chaudhary has said that women have the right to celebrate any day the way they want, and the state government should protect their independence.
It is their (women’’s) right to celebrate a day whatever way they choose to in a democracy. They are empowered by the constitution to do what they think is right. And it is our business and state government’’s business to give them protection. So after these warnings if one incident happens in Karnataka, we know that there is no law and order in Karnataka. We know that there is total system’’s breakdown and there are rules and laws which apply to that, said Chaudhary.
In past, several hardline groups boycotted the St. Valentines Day celebrations, terming it as cultural corruption from the west. But even violent protests against the celebrations have not dampened the spirits of the youngsters throughout the country. (ANI)
- Hema Malini, Usha Uthup condemn anti-Valentine Day stance of Sri Rama Sena - Feb 07, 2009
- Rakhi celebrated in Pakistan - Aug 12, 2011
- 'Rent-a-riot' Muthalik pays for his fanaticism (Letter from Bangalore) - May 21, 2010
- Delhi celebrates brother-sister bond with Bhai Dooj - Oct 28, 2011
- Re-double efforts to protect women: President - Aug 02, 2012
- Bajrang Dal forces lovers to tie rakhi or get married - Feb 14, 2011
- Hindu radical outfit protests against Valentine's Day in Jammu and Kashmir - Feb 12, 2011
- B-Town wishes Happy Rakhi, demands women's safety - Aug 02, 2012
- Fun, cheer on Raksha Bandhan in Lucknow - Aug 13, 2011
- Musical or cartoon rakhi - take your pick this Raksha Bandhan (Raksha Bandhan is on Aug 2) (With Images) - Jul 27, 2012
- Action against those inviting Muthalik to Goa: CM - Jul 18, 2012
- Delhi celebrates Raksha Bandhan with gaiety - Aug 13, 2011
- Sri Ram Sene chief Muthalik held ahead of V-Day in Karnataka - Feb 13, 2009
- Maharashtra celebrates Raksha Bandhan with fervour - Aug 24, 2010
- Black-faced Muthalik demands justice - Feb 12, 2010
Tags: brother and sister, educational institutions, greeting cards and gifts, karnataka, mangalore, music band, nuptials, pramod, rakhi, renuka chaudhary, sacred thread, sena chief, sri ram, sri rama, st valentine, st valentines day, union minister, valentine day, video cameras, violent protests