Hindu Munnani to protest V-Day celebrations

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Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, Feb 11 (UNI) In a novel protest against observing 'Valentine's Day' in the country, the Hindu Munnani has decided to gift 'yellow threads' to young couples on the day--February 14-- and advise them to tie the nuptial knot.

Talking to UNI, Hindu Munnani District General Secretary Ravi Balan said the organisation had constituted 'Valentine's Day Prevention Committees' to prevent ''undesirable'' activities in public places under the guise of 'Valentine's Day' celebrations.

As many as 500 yellow threads were kept ready for the purpose, he said.

Mr Balan alleged that couples spoil the sanctity of the places of worship by assembling there. The ''violators'' would either be handed over to the police or to their parents, he added.

The Sangh Parivar organisations and various Hindu outfits opposed the celebrations in India claiming that following Western culture would spoil the youth.

Barely three days ahead of the day, billboards condemning the celebrations were displayed in several parts of Dindigul town and posters pasted in other parts of the district by the Hindu Munnani activists.

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