Members of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad created a ruckus and took to vandalising public property on Valentine’s Day, across the country.
Videos and pictures of the groups opposing the Valentine’s Day culture in several cities have surfaced on the Internet.
The activists caused mayhem and chased away couples at the riverfront in Ahmedabad.
#WATCH – Bajrang Dal activists create ruckus on #ValentinesDay; chase couples away at Ahmedabad river front, Gujarat. pic.twitter.com/JEoPLV6QMg— News18 (@CNNnews18) February 14, 2020
Several Bajrang Dal activists also took out rallies against Valentine’s Day celebrations. Reports suggest that they also burned red stuffed toys and hearts in protest in Nagpur and certain parts of Madhya Pradesh.
A group of people also indulged in vandalism at a mall in Hyderabad. They organised rallies and protested in front of restaurants and shops.
In the videos, widely being shared on social media, the micreants can be seen shouting, Band karo, band karo, Valentine’s day band karo.
Bajrang dal workers vandalize shops in Hyderabad’s Gachibowli area (hitech City). The state police, which was so proactive in curbing anti-CAA/NRC protests, couldn’t prevent vandalism from anti-social elements. Video courtesy: @Asifyarrkhan pic.twitter.com/TH6WLYZXiH— Yunus Lasania (@lasaniayunus) February 14, 2020
Quite surprised that @BajrangdalOrg activists went ahead and destroyed a mall’s assets in #Gachibowli area, which is quite close to the HQ of cyberabad police. Yet no arrests were made. Security blip on Valentines Day in Hyderabad.@cpcybd #ValentinesDay2020 pic.twitter.com/H3O2xNiazS— Mohammed Hussain (@writetohussain) February 14, 2020
People expressed their anger over the act of the miscreants and questioned the Hyderabad city police for not taking any action.
People Showing Anger Over Police Action in chennai bangalore highway.. Near Ambur !— Sanwar Ali (@AdvSanwar) February 14, 2020
Police Didn’t Take Any Action Against Bajrang Dal For Harassing People & Vandalism of Private Property !
Why Police Just Become Brutal against Anti CAA Protestors ? pic.twitter.com/2VPIZkz3ES
The @hydcitypolice is useless if they don’t get these guys and don’t make them pay for the damage caused.— HistoryIsKind (@MM09021996) February 14, 2020
I feel ashamed that these goons call themselves #Hindus
Is there any concept of law & order in India?— My Fellow Indians (@MyFellowIndians) February 14, 2020
Bajrang dal activists don’t fear the law.. @KTRTRS , @CPHydCity law n order is a serious concern in Telangana state— Neha Samee (@nehasamee11) February 14, 2020
I am sure this violence is a manifestation of a lack of love in their own.— Abhik Sen (@sen_abhik) February 15, 2020
Who the fuck will make time to actually go do this when you can actually be with a special someone? Actually a Sanghi may.
Honest admission: Have not celebrated with a special one in a long time now.
@hydcitypolice what is this happening in Hyderabad? How are you allowing this?— Yeh mera India 🇮🇳 (@sr_dijam) February 14, 2020
No case has been registered so far by the Hyderabad Police, but they are investigating the videos doing rounds on social media.