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Right wing activists say no to picketing on Valentine's day

BHUBANESWAR: Right wing activist team Bajrang Dal won't do any more or less picketing in parks and department stores this yr on Valentine’s Day. However, they are going to publish posters opposing adoption of western cultures and birthday celebration of Valentine’s Day. Activists of Kalinga Sena – a perimeter political birthday celebration, has threatened to oppose birthday celebration of the fans’ day in the city.

“We have determined not to do any picketing or rally or delight in any more or less restricting activities on the Valentine’s Day. In the previous couple of years we've got seen that some people who do not belong to Bajrang Dal had been engaged in all more or less nuisance and harass couples in public places through tying saffron ribbon on their heads. Bajrang Dal’s reputation and symbol were given dented for no fault of ours,” stated coordinator of Bajrang Dal, Bhubaneswar wing.

The saffron outfit is infamous for conducting raids in parks, shopping department stores, and reward and card stores for promoting Valentine’s Day. In a number of places the contributors of the Dal allegedly burdened couples for ‘public display of love’.

“We don’t oppose love but we consider that it's not a non-public affair and other folks should handle some decency in love as an alternative of exhibiting it in the public. But our aim was never to annoy couples but remind them to respect Indian culture and values,” Rout added.

However, this announcement did not convey any relief to lovebirds as a number of other groups have come up opposing the birthday celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Members of Kalinga Sena have threatened to smudge stinging nettle- plant with itching effect on skin, on couples who will probably be discovered celebrating Valentine’s Day in parks, department stores, cinema halls coffee joints and eating places in the city on Thursday. “Those who will probably be seen destroying India culture and following western culture through celebrating Valentine’s Day will probably be talented a Stinging nettle plant (bichhuati),” stated Sibhadra Mishra, president of the ladies wing of Kalinga Sena.

The police have beefed up security arrangements in inclined places on the Valentine’s Day, respectable resources stated.

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