Tamil Nadu: 23 detained for anti-Valentine Day protests
| Updated On: 2017-02-13 16:38:02.0 | Location :
Like many other Hindu political groups, the Hindu Munnani has often opposed Valentine�s Day as an obscene foreign aberration that is counter to Indian culture.
The police detained 23 men belonging to the Hindu Munnani party in Coimbatore following an anti-Valentine’s Day protest.
The group allegedly set on fire a number of Valentine’s Day posters near the Senthil Kumaran Theatre in Ramnagar. Raising slogans of “Bharat Mata ki Jai” and “We will protect our culture”, the men made a bonfire of posters advertising various Valentine’s Day themed events, The News Minute reported.
“We will destroy those who ruin our culture in the name of Valentine’s Day,” they chanted.
Following the protest, 23 men were detained by personnel from the B3 police station.
Like many other Hindu political groups, the Hindu Munnani has often opposed Valentine’s Day as an obscene foreign aberration that is counter to Indian culture. Most famously, in 2014, Hindu Munnani members in Dharmapuri protested against the occasion by conducting a marriage between Pomeranian dogs.