It is the day of love! While some celebrate Valentine’s Day with total gusto, others think it’s another commercial trap. However, there are also those who think that V-Day is a poison killing the bharatiya sanskriti! One such is the Bajrang Dal. This religious militant organization is Vishva Hindu Parishad’s youth wing and considers themselves to be the savior of Indian culture.
Naturally, they took it upon themselves to uproot one of the heinous social issues that India is battling with – Valentine’s Day. After all, curbing the celebration of love is much more important than dealing with poverty, crime, population, or rape.
These youth power of India decided to roam different cities across the country to stop the lovers from getting together. They fighting for such a noble cause!
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor decided to take a dig at this absurdity with a witty tweet. He jokingly asked people to say to the protesters that they are celebrating the day of Kamdeva (Hindu god of human love or desire). This is what he wrote:
Happy #ValentinesDay. If any Sangh Parivar trolls try to threaten you for being out with a friend, tell them you are celebrating the ancient Indian tradition of #KamadevaDivas ! https://t.co/US9D1unBwz
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 14, 2019
It’s funny! However, the netizens were quick to comment about the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. She was found dead in the Leela Palace hotel in New Delhi under mysterious circumstances.
India will never forget the “KamdevaDiwas” you celebrated in Leela Hotel in Jan 2014 😊
Unprecedented display of Love from u for late Sunanda Pushkar,ur wife ..https://t.co/ss9zlenbC9
— Equal Rights (सत्यसाधक)🇮🇳 (@RituRathaur) February 14, 2019
— vipin rathore🐦(#राष्ट्रवादीराठौर ) (@vipin_239) February 14, 2019
“Sangh Parivar” trolls trying to threaten?? Bit rich coming from man who made The Leela his Кilliпg Fiеlds
— Rosy (@rose_k01) February 14, 2019
Who are you out with today on Kaam काम urge?
— Arpit Bhatnagar (@arpitbhtnagar) February 14, 2019
Soon after, BJP’s Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi decided to reply:
MA Naqvi on S Tharoor’s tweet ‘If Sangh Parivar trolls try to threaten you for being out with a friend, tell them you’re celebrating Indian tradition of Kamadeva Divas’:Shashi Tharoor bhai toh Love Guru hain. Ab koi Valentine day ka virodh kare toh Love Guru to uska virodh karega pic.twitter.com/EwGl7aG3DR
— ANI (@ANI) February 14, 2019
Yes, he sarcastically claimed that Shashi Tharoor is a love guru. However, instead of supporting this comment, people were keener on slamming the BJP leader. Check out some of the responses:
Valentine Day ka Virodh kyun karega be Bosdk
— اشفاق (@AurangzebSays) February 14, 2019
Suna hai love marriage aapki bhi hai…. fir bhi aap ye sab kah rahe ho….
— BATOLEBAZI (@BATOLEBAZI) February 14, 2019
Naqvi ji this is called hitting below the belt. Ur party has mastered it now, but when others speak u say depict their mindset.
— Amit (@MeAmitSharma130) February 14, 2019
Ye arrange marriage kiya h…..😀😀😀
— A.H.Khan (@akki6649) February 14, 2019
Being Lover Guru is better than A Single Lathi bearing Sanghi. Protesting against Valentine is your right, but not beating them.
— Zaaroon ® (@vicky_donorr) February 14, 2019
In past years too, we have seen groups like Bajrang Dal creating a ruckus on Valentine’s Day. We certainly enjoyed the funny exchange of words. What are your thoughts? Share on the comments below.