Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day coup

In India. (HT: Nobody's Business)

NEW DELHI: A number of political and hardliner groups in different parts of the country, including those belonging to the Sangh Parivar, on Tuesday warned couples against celebrating Valentine's Day on Wednesday, claiming it represented western culture.

In Rajasthan capital Jaipur, Bharatiya Kamgar and Students' Federation of India, organisations affiliated to the Shiv Sena and CPI-M respectively, said they would "blacken the faces" of those making public displays of affection.

Another group, Sanskriti Bachao Samiti, said teams of youth would move around college and university campuses to "detect couples abusing public places".

[..] On the other hand, nearly 15,000 youths are expected to participate in a unique project at tiny Loutolim village in south Goa to celebrate Valentine's Day in harmony with nature.

"The school and college students will pledge to protect their Valentine throughout their lives and to be friendly with it, saving it from man-made destructions," said Maendra Alvares, promotor of Big Foot -- the event's organisers.
Hug a tree or pledge allegiance to the dictator of your choice. It's time to let the collective decide.