Sibling love shames Valentine's Day opponents

They came, they saw, they fled

V-Day cards burnt by right wingers at Chikmagalur. KPN

The search of the Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishat activists culminated at the Srilekha Theatre, where a boy and a girl were sitting together. The anti-love activists rushed to the spot and demanded that the boy tie the mangalasutra on the girl’s neck.

Manjunath from Hiremagalur, who was sitting along with his sister was enraged. “She is my sister and we came here to watch a movie. Is there any rule that prevents brothers and sisters sitting together. How can I marry my sister?” he asked the Bajrang Dal men.

Not convinced with his clarification, the right wingers demanded that the girl tie ‘rakhi’ on Manjunath’s hand to prove that they are siblings. The girl said she was ready to do so.
“Please give me a rakhi, I will be happy to tie it on my brother’s hand.”

Abashed, the anti-Valentiners got on to their motorbikes without a word and rode off.
Earlier, Bajrang Dal and VHP activists burnt the greeting cards and gift packs as a mark of protest against the Valentine’s Day.

They took a motorbike jatha in the town propagating the message that celebrating St Valentine’s Day was part of western culture and the practice should not be adopted by Indians.

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