Valentine’s Day: Kalinga Sena threatens to raid parks, malls

Bhubaneswar: Kalinga Sena, a fringe outfit, on Tuesday said it would protest the celebration of Valentine’s Day in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.

Kalinga Sena threatened that the activists will raid parks, malls and other places to check couples celebrating Valentine’s Day.

However, Bajrang Dal and other fringe activists said they would not protest the Valentine’s Day, thanks to Lord Shiva. Interestingly, Mahashivratri and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day this year.

“Though we are still against the western culture and have communicated our message over the years, this year there are strict directions to focus more on the Hindu religious festival, Mahashivratri. We will not move to parks or malls and would not harass any boy or girl on this Valentine’s Day,” said Debasis Rout, Co-ordinator, Bhubaneswar Bajrang Dal.

He said they will indulge in community service by setting up ‘Jal Chhatra’ and ‘Sarbat Bantan Kendra’near Lingaraj Temple.

The Commissionerate Police said they would take adequate security measures to prevent moral policing in the twin cities.

“All will be under police watch. We have taken adequate measures to prevent moral policing. We will take action against the persons who will take the law into their hands,” said Police Commissioner YB Khurania.