VHP and Bajrang Dal warn against Valentinea��s Day events, demand ban

Hyderabad:A�Dubbing Valentinea��s Day celebration on February 14 every year as nothing but a mania, Telangana State Vishwa Hindu Parishath president Rama Raju has observed that boys and girls indulging in indiscriminate obscene acts in the name of celebration is a social crime and it should be proscribed as it vitiates Indian culture and traditions.

Releasing a poster against Valentinea��s Day by Bajrang Dal here on Friday, VHP city convener Vireshalingam said they have been opposing the Valentinea��s Day event for the past ten years as it is anti-Hindu and anti-Indian culturally. a�?We are totally against Western events like Kissing Day, Hugging Day, etc. He also alleged that pubs and bars have been encouraging obscene Western culture inA�HyderabadA�city and making centres of learning like colleges and schools as hubs of amorous activities. He said the Bajrang Dal wona��t keep quiet and warned of dire consequences if any pubs or bars organize Valentinea��s Day events.

The VHP and Bajrang Dal leaders appealed to the youth not to participate in such events and condemn them. Those who participate in the Valentinea��s Day event would be given counseling in the presence of their families. The Telangana Bajrang Dal posters released on Friday demanded that the government ban Valentinea��s Day celebrations and protect Indian culture. Bajrang Dal leaders Jeevan, Vijay Sharma, Mukesh and others were present. -NSS

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