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Bajrang Dal stages demonstrations against V-Day in Hyderabad

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Members of the today staged demonstrations here against the celebration and asked hotels not to hold any special programmes to mark the occasion.

Activists of the right-wing outfit visited a few pubs, malls and restaurants in different parts of the city and asked their managements not to conduct any special programmes on the Valentine's Day, a festival which they claimed, was "against the Indian culture".

"members organised dharnas at Abids junction and L B Nagar junction to protest against celebration.

"We also burnt effigies of (Saint) Valentine during the protests," said Kailash S, a of the right-wing organisation.

A Gangaram said the protest in his area lasted for around five minutes and no one was taken into custody. "They burnt the effigy of Saint Valentine and then went away," Gangaram said.

The protesters also raised slogans against the

"Like every year, we held protests this year also. We are not against love but this kind of celebrations is against our culture.

"We also visited several colleges over the past few days and advised students against celebrating the Valentine's Day," said a member.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 19:30 IST