Valentine's Day in India: Bajrang Dal, VHP take to the streets; Delhi traders give away roses [Photos]

The moral policing brigade in India struck Valentine's Day as fringe groups in several parts of the country reportedly took to the streets in a bid to intimidate couples.

FP Staff February 14, 2018 21:58:54 IST
The moral policing brigade in India struck Valentine's Day as fringe groups in several parts of the country like Jammu, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata, reportedly took to the streets in a bid to intimidate couples and protest the celebrations in view of the event. PTI
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The moral policing brigade in India struck Valentine's Day as fringe groups in several parts of the country like Jammu, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata, reportedly took to the streets in a bid to intimidate couples and protest the celebrations in view of the event. PTI
Members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), an affiliate of RSS, launched a protest in Patna. In Ahmedabad, ten activists of the VHP and Bajrang Dal were detained after they allegedly tried to chase away young couples who had gathered at the Sabarmati Riverfront. PTI
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Members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), an affiliate of RSS, launched a protest in Patna. In Ahmedabad, ten activists of the VHP and Bajrang Dal were detained after they allegedly tried to chase away young couples who had gathered at the Sabarmati Riverfront. PTI
A young couple takes a selfie in front of the Taj Mahal replica at Eco Park, on the outskirts of Kolkata on Wednesday. The city held a mass marriage ceremony on Wednesday in which about one hundred and sixty couples belonging to various communities got married. PTI
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A young couple takes a selfie in front of the Taj Mahal replica at Eco Park, on the outskirts of Kolkata on Wednesday. The city held a mass marriage ceremony on Wednesday in which about one hundred and sixty couples belonging to various communities got married. PTI
Meanwhile, a group of traders offered roses to passersby near municipal offices in central Delhi to draw their attention towards the issues they are facing because of the ongoing sealing drive in the city. PTI
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Meanwhile, a group of traders offered roses to passersby near municipal offices in central Delhi to draw their attention towards the issues they are facing because of the ongoing sealing drive in the city. PTI