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Shiv Sainiks in J'khand burn Valentine Day cards

Hundreds of Shiv Sainks sat on dharna on the main traffic round-about to oppose the celebration.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2006 17:06 IST

Shiv Sena activists set afire hundreds of cards on the busy Sakchi round-about on Saturday to protest Valentine Day on February 14.

Hundreds of Shiv Sainks led by Shashi Kumar Mishra, vice-president of Jharkhand unit of Shiv Sena, sat on dharna on the main traffic round-about to oppose the celebration.

Later, the activists gathered hundreds of Valentine's Day cards and set them on fire amidst slogans raised by the activists.

Talking to newsmen, Mishra said Valentine's Day function in the country was vitiating decency in public places which should be strongly opposed at all possible level.

The occasion was just an excuse to encourage western culture as well as to misguide the youths, Mishra said and warned that Shiv Sainiks will keep vigil in all hotels, parks, cinema theatres on February 14.

Stating that Shiv Sena was not opposed to love but indecency in public places, Mishra also appealed to the district administration to initiate stringent action against those involved in spreading western culture in the country.