Today is ‘Matru Pitru Pujan Diwas‘ (Mother Father Worship Day). On this day, you must bow before your parents, touch their feet and seek their blessings. You must know that they are your parents and you are their child. Buy gifts or throw a party for them.
If you do these, you will prove you’re a good son or daughter even though you do not care for your parents the rest of the year.
Alright, fine! Yes, some say today is Valentine’s Day, but according to the right-wing calendar, today is Matru-Pitru Pujan Diwas. (It’s official in Chhattisgarh since 2015.) And that’s a very good thing.
Why are you so angry about the saffron brigade not letting you kiss your beloved in a public place?
In fact the right-wing is doing a great service to you, moron. It is trying to lower your expenses!
The West created a day each for Mother, Father, and Love, which means you spend on three different occasions. (Forget the moral angles, if any.) The right-wing merged all three into one. You worship your mother and father on the day of love.
That’s it. If you are spotted with your girlfriend or boyfriend instead of your parents, you prove that you are an affront to the culture of this country and…you need purification.
Do note that the Indian right-wing yesterday found an ally in from across the border in Pakistan – President Mamnoon Hussain.
Hussain reportedly told students that it was a Western tradition and conflicted with Muslim culture, almost exactly what some conservative right-wing groups claim here in India.