Bajrang Dal had decided to mark Valentine’s day as “Veer Jawan Diwas” in memory of the Jawans killed in the Pulwama attack on February 14, 2019.
Bajrang Dal state unit said unmarried couples will be taught lessons about patriotism and sacrifice for the country as they “roam on Valentine’s Day” across Hyderabad and Telangana.
“Today, last year, 45 of our brave soldiers died in Pakistan-sponsored terrorist attack in Pulwama, J&K. How can we forget the cowardly act of our enemy and celebrate love?”
Balaswamy added: “If we find that lovers spend time in parks, malls, clubs, pubs, restaurants and other places this year, we will not make their marriage [the body’s past work]. We advise them about love for our country and ask them to pay tribute to our brave martyrs. “
According to Balaswamy, the sacrifice of soldiers is “a source of inspiration and a sense of patriotism”. “About 500 of our volunteers will be on the streets of Hyderabad on Friday. This is a statewide event and our thousands of volunteers are ready,” he added.
On February 12, Hyderabad, VHP and Bajrang Dal activists held a rally near Koti and set fire to more than 200 Valentine’s Day greeting cards on Veer Jawan Divas.
Bajrang Dal office officials said they had met Telangana DGP M Mahender Reddy and urged him to stop the Valentine’s Day celebrations in Hyderabad. Members said they warned the pubs and hotel management not to allow the celebrations.
Bajrang Dal decided to mark the day as “Veer Jawan Diwas”. They have identified more than two dozen places in the city that pay tribute to the soldiers who died in the Pulwama attack.