Bajrang Dal Activists Rally Against Valentine’s Day In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Bajrang Dal activists on Thursday took out a protest rally in the city here condemning Valentine’s Day celebrations.

The activists peaceful demonstrated in front of Forest Park, Jayadev Vatika, Ekamra Park, IG Park and the Regional Plant Resource Centre.  They said that Valentine’s Day, which is a part of western culture, has had a negative effect on Hindu culture. They asked youths to shun the unethical practice and embrace the essence of Indian culture and tradition which is now being followed by western countries.

To prevent anti-social elements from disturbing public on Valentine’s Day, the Commissionerate Police has made elaborate security arrangements in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar with deployment of 15 platoons of police force at parks, malls and other public places.

Maintaining that the individuals or groups involved in unsocial or criminal activities will be dealt with as per law, police commissioner Satyajit Mohanty on Wednesday that said the police will not tolerate incidents of harassment with anyone on the Valentine’s Day.

Mohanty also said that the police will provide security to couples as long as they act and behave sensibly, decently and responsibly.

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