While the entire nation is celebrating the day of love, Valentine’s day, on February 14, society’s so-called tradition keepers have yet again showcased their hatred against this day and the couples who went out to have a pleasant time together. A group of people, allegedly belonging to Bajrang Dal, who were protesting against the celebration of Valentine’s Day, thrashed few couples in Muzaffarnagar in Bihar.
News agency ANI has posted a video on their Twitter handle in which several hooligans can be seen running behind the couples and brutally beating them up on the streets of the city. However, any action from the local police has not been reported yet.
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 14, 2017
There have been many instances in the past when people from several political parties protests against this day considering it as a part of the western culture and getting violent thereby thrashing the couples whom they find celebrating the same.
Not only in India, but in few Asian countries, even the administration itself oppose this day. On February 13, a day before Valentine’s day, it was reported that Pakistan banned all activities related to Valentine’s day. The Islamabad High Court on February 13 imposed a ban on all the Valentine’s Day celebrations across the capital just a day ahead of the V-Day. The court has also reportedly asked the television channels to stop special transmission related to the day.
In another incident happened in Indonesia, students from the Indonesian Muslim school staged a protest against Valentine’s Day, denouncing what they said was a Western celebration that encourages casual sex.