Hema Malini, Usha Uthup condemn anti-Valentine Day stance of Sri Rama Sena

February 7th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Bangalore, Feb 7 (ANI): Bollywood actress Hema Malini and noted crooner Usha Uthup here condemned the opposition to Valentine’’s Day celebration by Sri Rama Sena.
“I think it is simply horrible. I was shocked to see what was happening on television. I don”t know how these things are just growing. Our Minister should do something. Of course, Renuka Chowdhary is doing something. I think all of us should join together and do something about it,” said Hema Malini.
Singer Usha Uthup defended the people celebrating Valentine’’s Day by saying it was their fundamental right to celebrate love in whichever manner they wished.
“What is the problem? Why do we need people to moral police us? Of course Valentine’’s Day was never a part of our culture. But if people want to enjoy it, it is their right to do so. Basically, it is a fundamental right,” said Uthup.
Pramod Muthalik, Chief of Sri Rama Sena, has reportedly said that they would vehemently oppose Valentine’’s Day celebrations in the entire state of Karnataka.
Muthalik while addressing a news conference here on Thursday had said that the men and women who would meet on February 14 would be married off as per traditional rituals. The outfit has directed educational institutions, restaurants and shops that sell greeting cards and gifts to boycott Valentine’’s Day celebrations.
Muthalik and Sri Ram Sena activists were involved in the recent pub attack incident wherein miscreants barged into a lounge bar in Mangalore, abused the owner and customers and beat up women as they tried to run for safety. (ANI)

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