When Bajrang Dal activists protesting against the celebration of Valentine's day on the streets of the country citing the influence of 'western culuture', a pro-Kannada activist and politician from Bengaluru solemnized the marriage of two sheep in Bengaluru. Karnataka Rakshana Vedike chief Vatal Nagaraj organized marriage of two sheep in Bengaluru as a mark of support to Valentine's Day. He said, "We should not object to Valentines Day because love does not have any community or caste. Central government should declare one-day holiday for love. State govt should give Rs 50,000 to 1 lakh to any couple who marry for love."