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Sainiks try to marry couple on V-day

The sainiks went a bit too far when they tried to marry a couple who was celebrating Valentine's Day.

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Updated:February 15, 2007, 4:08 PM IST
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The sainiks went a bit too far when they tried to marry a couple who was celebrating Valentine's Day.
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New Delhi: It's something of a cliche to talk of Shiv Sena assuming its moral policing role on Valentine's Day. But this time, the sainiks went a bit too far when they tried to marry a couple who was celebrating Valentine's Day on Wednesday.

Activists of Shiv Sena's student wing Bhartiya Vidyarthi Sena (BVS) were "forcefully" attempting to get a couple married in Akola when the police intervened and took the activists into custody.

The student wing said it was opposed to the idea of celebrating Valentine's Day as the free expression of love is an attack on Indian culture and leads to obscenity and loss of values. Activists of the BVS also set afire greeting cards in Akola on Wednesday.

In other parts of the country though, the Shiv Sainiks decided to shed their infamous image of heart-breakers for love birds and donned the mantle of match-makers instead.

The Shiv Sena in Uttar Pradesh decided to play match-makers for those couples whose families are impeding their love from blossoming into marriage.

As for young couples, who misuse public space under the guise V-day spirit, the Shiv Sainiks will take them to their parents, who will then be asked to either reform them or marry them off.

The party, however, made it clear that 'donning the role of match-makers does not mean that we are going to tolerate any nudity or vulgarity in public space in the name of love on February 14.

"We call upon all love doves to reach out to us in case they are having problems from their families in marrying and we will help them out in starting their marital innings with due sanction of their parents," the party said.

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