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Do you protest Valentines Day? 6 arrested for protesting

Posted by on Feb. 14, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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6 arrested for protesting Valentine's Day in India

LUCKNOW, India —  Police arrested six members of a hard-line Hindu group on Saturday for attacking and cutting the hair of three couples on Valentine's Day near the Taj Mahal _ India's white-marble monument to love.

Meanwhile, members of another group vandalized a shop selling Valentine's cards and raided a restaurant looking for romantic couples in the Indian portion of Kashmir.

Public displays of love are frowned upon by the older generation in India. Kissing, holding hands and cuddling are all social taboos, though the influx of Western culture has made it a more common practice among younger couples.

The protesters used scissors to cut the hair of overtly romantic young couples in a park in the northern Indian city of Agra, said superintendent of police V.P. Ashok.

"The six belonging to Shiv Sena group were arrested for causing a breach of the peace," he told The Associated Press.


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by on Feb. 14, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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jennmarie77
by on Feb. 14, 2009 at 9:22 AM

People really have nothing better to do, it sounds like.

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CharmaineL
by Bronze Member on Feb. 14, 2009 at 10:37 AM

I agree, there are a ton of other more important issues to dedicate protest time to!

thisloveofmine
by on Feb. 14, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Interesting.

And to the previous reply, though it may not seem important to you, it is to them. Didn't you just read about their culture?

Happy Valentines Day!

bunch of roseshaving chocolateholding balloons

cmarielin
by on Feb. 18, 2009 at 2:59 AM

Oh my gosh - that's crazy!!

NO - I don't protest Valentine's Day!  LOL  Who does that?  (Besides those guys!  Oh my gosh!)

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