The day of love, i.e., Valentine’s Day was celebrated in the whole world yesterday and in India also, couples celebrated the spirit of love by enjoying it to the fullest with their partners. However, not everyone had a great day as a couple in Hyderabad was forced to get married by the Bajrang Dal activists.
Bajrang Dal has always been against celebration of the Valentine’s Day as they claim that it is against the Indian culture and rather an attempt to westernize the Indians. Nevertheless, still the big question is that who gives them the right to decide what occasion has to be celebrated and what not in a democratic country? Who are they to take away the freedom of people which is given to them by the constitution of India?
It’s an open secret that Bajrang Dal creates havoc on Valentine’s Day and if still the local police is not able to control them, it is a serious issue of law and order. The State Convener of Bajrang Dal, Telangana, has already told a news portal that he and his activists will take bike rallies, burn effigies, catch couples who are celebrating Valentine’s Day and call their parents to let them know what their kids are up to.
They did what they said as they caught a couple in Hyderabad’s Kandlakoya Oxygen Park, forced the boy to tie mangalsutra around the girl’s neck and declared them as married. If this was not enough, they recorded the whole act and shared on social media so that other couples don’t dare to celebrate the day of love.
The news is in newspapers today
Police arrested Mulangiri Srihari Chary and Kunchala Anand shortly after the complaint was registered and are on the lookout for the other four accused – Kanuganti Avinash, Pitla Ashok, Barla Suresh Kumar and Talapuram Chandrasekhar.
The police have booked them under IPC section 342 (wrongful confinement), section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and section 506 (criminal intimidation).