Hyderabad: As part of its yearly demand, the Bajrang Dal’s state unit on Wednesday demanded the state government to put a ban on the upcoming Valentine’s Day celebrations on February 14 of this month. The activists from the group released a poster on the issue in the city.
Addressing media persons on the occasion, staff convenor of Bajrang Dal, Subash Chander, said that they would organize the burning of Valentine’s Day greeting cards on February 12.
He said that they would instead organize an ‘Amar Jawan Diwas’ programme on the same day to pay tributes to the martyrs of the country. “We will also hold a rally on evening of the Valentine’s Day at Necklace Road to create awareness among the residents of the city,” Chander added.
He also warned that they would also hold continuous programmes of performing forceful marriages to lovers if they were spotted with them on Valentine’s Day. “Lovers’ day is also banned in Rome city,” Chander claimed. The Bajrang Dal each year issues such statements, and causes a ruckus in Hyderabad, by interfering in private affairs of couples.
The group in fact even tries to take matters into its own hands, causing law and order problems as well. Last year, Bajrang Dal goons scared several people at an establishment in Hyderabad’s Hitec City, after they caused a commotion at a popular eatery. They were eventually taken into custody after public outrage.