In Chennai, fringe group marries off a dog and a donkey to protest against Valentine’s Day
To protest against Valentine’s Day celebration, Bharat Hindu Front cadres on Wednesday performed marriage rituals between a dog and a donkey in Chennai.
Later the protesters were detained by the Chennai Police.
The dog and the donkey were garlanded with flowers and had their foreheads marked with turmeric in Chennai’s Choolai area.
The party workers raised slogans against Valentine’s Day.
The women cadres carried plates filled with materials used as a ritual performed in Hindu marriages.
Meanwhile, members of Bajrang Dal harassed couples at Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad. The miscreants were later detained by the police.
Moreover, Bajrang Dal members in Hyderabad staged a protest against Valentine’s Day.
In Uttar Pradesh capital, the Lucknow University remained closed today.
The university had issued an advisory on Tuesday asking students not to roam or loiter inside the campus on Valentine’s Day.
“The advisory issued by the varsity administration is not right. Valentine’s Day has been celebrated earlier also but the advisory was never issued. The VC wants to change the University he is trying to take away students’ rights,” a student told ANI.
“Calling the celebration a western tradition, the varsity issued the order signed by Chief Proctor Vinod Singh on February 10.
A statement on the same read, “Over the …read more