How's your Valentine's Day going on? Saved yourself from Bajrang Dal goons?
It's Valentine's Day today, and you must have made some plans with your loved ones - boyfriends, girlfriends, just friends, spouses, even parents or other such people you celebrate for having in your lives.
Has the right-wing Bajrang Dal, whose members are also out on the streets today to prevent any public display of love, disrupted any of your plans? Have you been told by Bajrang Dal members or anybody else to stay home?
Here's a round-up of what's happening across India as you read this:
The famous Lucknow University has closed its doors today to prevent its students from entering the campus. The university issued an advisory on Tuesday that students will not be allowed to roam inside the university premises on Valentine's Day.
The university, like other educational institutions and government offices, is closed on Wednesday on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.
Lucknow University closed its doors for students after issuing an advisory yesterday that students will not be allowed to roam inside the university premises on Valentine's Day. pic.twitter.com/YPj10K5tuMANI UP (@ANINewsUP) February 14, 2018
Bajrang Dal goons took out a rally in Nagpur today against the celebration of Valentine's Day. Their argument: "Agar unhein Valentine's Day manaane ka haq hai toh humein apni sanskriti bachaane ka bhi haq hai (If they have a right to celebrate Valentine's Day, we also have a right to protect our culture)."
The Bajrang Dal in Nagpur has also said that if they find any couple on the streets that day, they will get them married.
The members of an outfit called Bharat Hindu Front got a dog and a donkey married in protest against the Valentine's Day.
Members of Bajrang Dal harassed couples at the landmark Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad. Some of the Bajrang Dal members were later detained by the police.
Once again in the Cyber City, the members of the Bajrang Dal staged a protest against the Valentine's Day. We are waiting for more details from the city.
Considering the threats posed by Bajrang Dal and others, the Chandigarh Police has made special arrangements to maintain law and order in the city on the Valentine's Day.
Additional force will be deployed in the city to ensure safety and security of women. The maximum police force has been deployed near girls' hostels, colleges and Panjab University, busy markets and shopping malls.