Valentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day is a festival that people all over the world look forward to. People wish loved ones as several celebrate Valentine’s Day with great fervor in our country. However year after year there is controversy surrounding this time of year for Valentine’s Day. The extremist religious organizations try and stop such celebrations as in their opinion this festival is against our culture.
This year the Hindu Munnani people have issued a warning about the same. They issued the warning against observing Valentine’s Day which falls on Tuesday. The religious group has urged youth to take an oath in order to protect our culture. Moreover, the Hindu Munnani also gave a warning that its cadres will “apprehend lovers who behaved in an uncivilized manner and hand them over to the police.”
Hindu Munnani Warns Youngsters Celebrating V-Day:
Ramagopalal, the founder-convener of the Hindu Munnani said that in western culture is disguising as modernization and corrupting Indian youth. The head of the Hindu Munnani called for group efforts to stand up to gross westernization and called for initiatives to preserve our culture.
He said, “But this should not be allowed. The youth should take an oath to protect our culture and the Government should prevent cultural degradation.” he added about the successful pro-Jallikattu protests in support of the bull taming sport that upholds Tamil culture. He also said that public must prevent any kinds of youngsters’ actions who conduct themselves in uncivilized ways as lovers. He said, “The police should remain vigilant and prevent such incidents. If there are any violations, our cadres will apprehend the violators and hand them over to the police.”
In Coimbatore, the situation took a violent turn when Hindu Munnani members torched the Valentine’s Day posters on Valentine’s Eve. The police detained around 23 people. The people of the group also raised slogans like “Bharat Mata ki Jai” and “We will protect our culture.” They made a bonfire out of Valentine’s Day Events advertisements posters too. These were at the Senthil Kumaran Theatre in Ramnagar. The party members shouted, “We will destroy those who ruin our culture in the name of Valentine’s Day.”