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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by dumy, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 5,056 Likes Received: 0
    BOMBAY, India (AP) — Hindu nationalists Friday raided shops in Bombay and burned cards and gifts for Valentine's Day, which they say goes against traditional Indian values.

    Hindu Shiv Sena party supporters act up Friday in Calcutta.
    By Deshakalyan Chowdhury, AFP

    "Save Indian culture," shouted activists as they snatched cards from the shops in a western Bombay suburb, then burned them in a bonfire.

    Activists also marched to the state legislature building in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, and set fire to a heap of Valentine's Day cards. Handwritten notes in the Hindi language were pasted on card and gift shops with the warning: "Valentine's Day is against our culture. It is obscene and against our tradition."

    Hindu nationalists claim the Western holiday promotes promiscuity, and in recent years they have marked the day by trashing shops, burning cards and chasing hand-holding couples out of restaurants.

    "Valentine's Day is against the ethics and culture of Indian society," said Bal Kalsekar, a leader of the nationalist Shiv Sena party, which is based in Bombay.

    Police guarded markets to prevent confrontations between Hindu nationalists and sweethearts wanting to buy Valentine's Day cards. There were no immediate reports of violence.

    In the capital, New Delhi, nationalists distributed flyers asking young Indians to celebrate Hindu festivals instead. A heavy police presence in the capital prevented them from targeting shops there.

    Others called on Indians to pay tribute instead to Indian-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla, who died in the Columbia disaster.

    Kalsekar visited Satyam's, a big stationery shop in central Bombay on Friday and said the anti-Valentine campaign had been successful.

    "If we see anyone flouting our ban, we will set the cards on fire and break up the shop," Kalsekar said.

    Some shop owners had pulled Valentine's Day cards off the shelves to avoid trouble.

    "I may make a small profit by selling cards, but if they break the shop windows my losses will run into thousands," said P.M. Shah, who runs a stationery store in Ghaptkopar, an eastern Bombay suburb.

    Despite the protests, scores of young couples milled around the restaurants and gift shops in central Lucknow, exchanging cards and flowers.

    "It's our day," said Kamna Saxena as she and her boyfriend Nitin Sharma had coffee in a crowded restaurant. "How can anyone be against love?"

    saw this on myspace..haha...who knows if its true.
  2. Havoc

    Havoc Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2005 Messages: 207 Likes Received: 1
    is that why 7-11 dosent carry valentines day stuff?
  3. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

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  4. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Haha..... oh shit I need to go to India and get down with some anti-valentines day riots.
  5. Gat Bush

    Gat Bush Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 23, 2003 Messages: 9,817 Likes Received: 129
    dont hold hands on valentines day in india. scaree.
  6. 1/4FareMetrocard

    1/4FareMetrocard 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Feb 6, 2006 Messages: 12,962 Likes Received: 690
    Wow i bet Gigantic Jug was the leader of the riots.
    I haven't seen her on here today you think she went crazy
    and killed herself????
  7. Gat Bush

    Gat Bush Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 23, 2003 Messages: 9,817 Likes Received: 129
    ^^^ very likely.
  8. swedish erotica

    swedish erotica Banned

    Joined: Jan 17, 2006 Messages: 1,758 Likes Received: 2
    this is a start. i guess we can't ask america to ransack the godiva factory, but maybe a happy medium of this bullshit holiday having less meaning in upcoming years is possible.
    ...guess who didnt get laid today.
  9. the shitz

    the shitz New Jack

    Joined: Apr 2, 2002 Messages: 64 Likes Received: 0
    I just got shot down. screw this day
  10. CALIgula

    CALIgula Moderator Crew

    Joined: Mar 1, 2004 Messages: 36,359 Likes Received: 1,237
    damn....it seems like the rest of the world is on some "anti-west" type of shit...like the president in iran wont wear a fuckin tie cause its considered part of the "western culture"
  11. merk or be merked

    merk or be merked Member

    Joined: Dec 30, 2005 Messages: 396 Likes Received: 0
    well what d expect when we force our culture on thiers.....valentines day is a fucking stupid holiday anyways.....one day a year devoted to showing your love an affection twords your lover by buying over priced flowers, cards, candies, and toys all in the hopes of getting in your lovers pants....you can do that any day....anyways didn't saint valentine murder hella people or something?
  12. dobsilla

    dobsilla Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 15, 2004 Messages: 2,015 Likes Received: 20
    shes been threatening to all week.. maybe she drugged a guy and is having her way with him right now.
  13. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    we can only hope
  14. Mammoth

    Mammoth Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 14, 2006 Messages: 107 Likes Received: 0
  15. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

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