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No loving in public on V-day!

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india Updated: Feb 07, 2006 18:16 IST
Preeti Srivastav
Preeti Srivastav

Lovebirds in Jamshedpur better watch out.

The ABVP, the students' wing of the BJP, has promised to abandon violence this Valentine's Day. Instead, they will force all couples caught cosying up in public to get married.

Why? Because "Marriage is the best Indian way to celebrate Valentine's Day," says Anshuman Choubey, general secretary, ABVP. "If couples claim to be in love, we have a permanent solution to that. If a couple is caught in public, we will take them to a police station, call up their parents and persuade them to marry off their children" he adds.

The VHP's district president Rajiv Ranjan feels the same way. "Violence will not be our stand this time. Marriage of lovers is a better option if parents are willing." The local administration has also decided to play moral police. A police contingent has already been deployed in parks and other open areas in the city to keep a check on 'activities' of couples there.

Justifying his stand, Choubey said "Marriage is the best Indian way to celebrate Valentine's Day. With this, their relationship will get social approval. Of course, we will try to ensure their parents' consent for this." Dinanath Pandey, head of Shiv Sena's state unit, said, "We are also in the process of deciding upon an action plan to protect Indian youth from foreign influences."

First Published: Feb 07, 2006 17:55 IST