Bhopal lawyers form a group to prevent Valentine’’s Day opposition

February 13th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Bhopal, Feb 13 (ANI): Lawyers here have formed a squad to prevent Hindu radicals from protesting against the Valentine’’s Day celebrations.
“We are worshipping the law books, because according to Act 21 in these books, both the High Court and the Supreme Court have given judgments that if a husband and wife publicly display their affection, it will be considered legal. If the High Court has allowed, then who is the Bajrang Dal to go against it. It is a violation of the Constitution and the court’’s orders. We will take action against it,” said Rajkumar Pandey, President, Lawyer’’s Brigade.
On February 14, this brigade will spread across the city, armed with a helping hand to any lover in need. It assumes significance in view of Hindu radicals vowing to punish any couple found celebrating Valentine’’s Day.
The issue appears to have divided civil society. While one section opposes Valentine’’s Day, another section supports it.
The growing popularity of Valentine’’s Day has sparked off countrywide protests in recent years, some of them often turning violent.
Although orthodox hardliners in India say that this vanity of celebrating Valentine’’s Day is a symbol of ”cultural corruption”, the enthusiasm of youngsters has not been dampened as evident from lovebirds patronizing Valentine’’s Day gifts and cards.
According to the Constitution of India and laws, celebrating Valentine’’s Day is legal. (ANI)

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