In some videos - the veracity of which could not be independently established - people carrying saffron flags and holding sticks were seen forcing couples to leave the spot. "Our reporter Sanil Malik spoke to one of the members and he had this to say", Charity begins at home, if we are not able to prevent our own family members in celebrating Valentine's Day then how will people take us seriously.
Chennai: A dog and donkey were married by Bharat Hindu Front cadres to protest Valentine's Day celebration in Chennai.
According to the ANI news agency, the activists were arrested by the police.
The city unit of the VHP yesterday said it would stage protests on the riverfront against the Valentine's Day celebration which, the outfit claimed, was "against the Indian culture". With incidents of the groups forcibly marrying off people for roaming around in public, they now chose to subject animals to the awkward situation of getting married to someone who probably isn't their obvious choice for a soul mate - or even same species.
The activists said, 'No couples should roam in public places.
In order to mark their protest against the celebration of Valentine's Day 2018, several fringe groups have issued diktats to all the couples stating that they should remain indoors and not celebrate the festival. Lyricist Anupam Roy, singers Sahana Bajpaie from London, Imon Chakraborty and Bangladesh's Oyshee were the others who regaled the audience.
At a call-in programme on the third anniversary of the Aam Aadmi Party government, Kejriwal said, "Nafrat ka jawab nafrat nahi, nafrat ko pyar aur mohabat se counter kiya ja sakta hai (Do not counter hatred with hatred, but with love)".
The Congress also jumped on to the V-Day bandwagon, with a satirical message on Twitter. He said, "Viral hit of "Manikya Malaraya Poovi" is the answer to RSS' Valentines Day protest".