Hindu radical outfit protests against Valentine’s Day in Jammu and Kashmir

February 12th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Feb 12(ANI): Activists of Shri Ram Sena, a radical Hindu outfit, on Saturday protested against the upcoming Valentine’s Day in Jammu and Kashmir.

The activists shouted anti-Valentine’s Day slogans, and burnt greeting cards during the protest.

Rajeev Gupta, a local functionary of the organisation, told mediapersons that they would observe February 14 as a black day across the country.

“Last year also Shri Ram Sena had pledged that we will not allow any celebration of Valentine’s Day in Jammu. Shri Ram Sena has decided to celebrate this day as black day in the entire country. All the activists in the country have pledged to do so,” Gupta said.

“I am making an appeal to all the parents to keep their children at home; we will not tolerate any kind of vulgarity in Jammu,” he added.

He warned that “vulgarity” would not be tolerated, and called for couples to refrain from any kind of celebration on Valentine’s Day.

“Shri Ram Sena will oppose this and all the activists will be present in all parks, hotels and restaurants. If we find any sort of vulgarity anywhere, we will not tolerate it,” said Gupta.

Radical outfits say the celebration of Valentine’s Day corrupts Indian culture, and have set themselves strongly against “aping” the West.

Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on February 14 in remembrance of St. Valentine. (ANI)

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