There is a hindu Extremism in India, which is never revealed. The world’s media is only focusing small aspects of Muslim society but not the hindu and other religon extremism. Here is the Valentine’s Day news of 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.
The protests by groups like Shiv Sena – which says it is defending traditional Indian values from Western promiscuity – have become an annual event on Valentine’s Day.
Shiv Sena has said it will take pictures of couples caught expressing their love in cinemas, cafes, and shopping malls and give the pictures to their parents.
Authorities tightened security this year in major Indian cities in an attempt to prevent attacks.
The protesters also entered a restaurant looking for couples celebrating their love but didn’t find any.
In the southern state of Karnataka, police preventatively detained 140 members of the right-wing Hindu group Sri Ram Sene on Friday, The Indian Express newspaper reported.
The detentions came weeks after some group members attacked young couples in a pub in the city of Mangalore in the state.
Authorities also canceled classes at Lucknow University on Saturday to prevent attacks. Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh state.
Madhu Chandra, a well-known New Delhi-based human rights activist, strongly defended the civil liberties of couples.
The right-wing Hindu organization Bajrang Dal has said it will oppose Valentine’s Day celebrations in Madhya Pradesh “tooth and nail”, claiming the day reflects a western phenomenon which is destroying Indian culture.
Traditional Indian society does not approve of public displays of affection between men and women, including hand-holding and kissing.