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Pakistan High Court Bans Celebration Of Valentine’s Day ‘With Immediate Effect’

Published on 13 February, 2017 at 9:57 pm By

Hue and cry for celebrating Valentine’s Day by particular religious zealots or radical political parties is very common in our country. But Pakistan hit a new low when Islamabad High Court on Monday ordered a ban on celebrations of Valentine’s Day and its promotion on social media across the country.


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The court’s decision came after accepting a petition filed by a citizen named Abdul Waheed who argued that Valentine’s Day is un-Islamic.

According to the Waheed’s petition, Valentine’s Day is not a part of the Muslim tradition and its promotions on the mainstream and social media should be banned. To this, the court ordered the administration to take action to stop the celebration of Valentine’s Day in the country “with immediate effect.”

 

Looks like Pakistan owes a big thanks to Abdul Waheed for “opening” the eyes of the judiciary in his country.

The court nominated Ministry of Information, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and Chief Commissioner of Islamabad to ensure the ban.



 

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Earlier this month, Pakistan’s Punjab province Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif imposed a ‘complete ban’ on Basant Panchmi, a festival celebrated by Hindu Punjabis to mark the commencement of the spring season every year.

According to those critical of the government, the festival has been banned due to pressure from extremist groups like Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat ud-Dawa, who called the festival “unislamic” because of its “Hindu origins”.


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Religious zealots like that of Abdul Waheed and Shehbaz Sharif seem to be too insecure of being un-Islamic forgetting that Islam encourages showing affection and love towards each other all the time.


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And to all the love birds in Pakistan who are upset about the ban, you don’t really need Valentine’s Day to express your love. Do you?

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