Sena to burn ?vulgar? posters on V-Day
THE WOMEN?S wing of the Shiv Sena would make a bonfire of vulgar posters and greeting cards on Valentine?s Day (February 14) at 10.30 am on Rajwada Square.Updated: Feb 13, 2006 14:15 IST
THE WOMEN’S wing of the Shiv Sena would make a bonfire of vulgar posters and greeting cards on Valentine’s Day (February 14) at 10.30 am on Rajwada Square.
According to Shiv Sena district unit president Pradeep Bhavsar, multinational companies were misleading the youth of the country by openly giving vent to hitherto forbidden feelings by encouraging expression of love in public, just to increase the sale of their products.
Valentine’s Day was celebrated in the west after a Saint of the same name and had nothing to do with Indian culture and hence was incompatible with the social ethics and norms here.
He said that if it were not stopped, Indians would soon give up their traditional dress in favour of western clothing and as they feel ashamed in dressing up in Indian attire now so would they feel ashamed in celebrating Indian festivals.
The women’s wing, under the leadership of unit head Saraswati Gaekwad, would burn the vulgar cards and posters. The other Shiv Sena activists would roam the City streets and rub ash on the faces of youth engaging in vulgar acts and hand them to their parents in public.
Eight-feet high statues of such youths would be made and kept at Rajwada Square for the passers-by to view, serving as a warning to others not to engage in such deeds. Bhavsar sought the cooperation of the administration and police in saving Indian culture and halting indecency in public.
First Published: Feb 13, 2006 14:15 IST