A source supporting the move has been quoted as saying, "The idea is to make our youngsters understand only dogs and donkeys publicly display their love. Cultured humans don’t." The occasion is sure going to act as a damp squib for all the lovers in Chennai who want to make the most of the day. [Read: Anti-Love Protest, Valentines Day cards burnt]
B.R. Kumar, HMK secretary did not divulge much on the 'celebration' planned, only commented that the Valentine’s Day celebrations ought to be stalled. He called it a cultural assassination and said that this was a deliberate attempt by the West "only to keep our youngsters in a perennial state of trance." He added, "They do not want our youth to work or think, lest we become superpower in a decade."
Hindu Munnani leader Rama Gopalan has also joined the anti-Valentine's Day stance and took the opportunity to urge spiritual leaders like Jaggi Vasudev, Shri Shri Ravishankar and Sankaracharya to start a campaign against these western concepts and create an awareness among the public.
The lovers in the state seem to be a determined lot and are ready to face hurdles of any sort to express their love on this important day.