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Valentine’s Day today, Jamshedpur police caution against moral policing

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Jamshedpur, Feb. 13: Love is in the air, but so is vigilance, at least in Jamshedpur parks. The police will take strict legal action against members of outfits if they attempt to indulge in moral policing on Valentine’s Day tomorrow.

Police officials informed that already places where lovers and couples gather have been identified and police personnel in uniform as well as in plainclothes will be posted in adequate numbers in Park, Zoo, shopping complexes, and cinema theatres.

In the past, there had been attempts by outfits on Valentine’s Day, stating that love and lovers moving around was against Indian culture. They had even staged protests by burning Valentines Day greeting cards stating that the celebrations were ‘Western culture’.

“Adequate police presence will be witnessed on city roads on the Valentine’s day. Everybody has the right to freedom of expression and whoever takes the law in their hands will be dealt strictly. Those who want to protest against anything can express themselves in a peaceful manner,” said an official.

The Shiv Sena party has already stated that it won’t tolerate any form of vulgarity in the name of Valentine’s day.

Meanwhile the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) appealed to the youth to refrain from ‘immoral’ or ‘indecent’ behavior at public places on the Valentine’s Day. “We always been a devotee of the true love. Rather than celebrating love just for one day, we worship love throughout the year, this is our culture. But if youth select one day to express there love we don’t have any issues with it. But expressing love beyond the boundaries of the social norms and the cultural values of the country should be avoided,” said a district leader.

Meanwhile, the Archies gallery in Bistupur have a range of new products on Valentine’s day. These special gifts are available between Rs 1000 to Rs 1200. Also there are musical roses on vass which blooms with music available at Rs 1000.

Other gifts include cubical moving photo frames where you can have six different kinds of photographs for decoration.

Florists are busy making innumerable innovative bouquets and gifts items for tomorrow. The Rose Gallery, Bistupur can make your bouquets, teddies and chocolates reach their desired destination at idnight if you want it like that. Florists are busy making thermocol hearts with flowers stuffed into it that costs upto Rs 4000.

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