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74 Bajrang Dal activists arrested on Valentine’s day celebration



Bajrang Dal, Valentine's day, Hyderabad, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, National news, Regional news

Hyderabad: As many as 74 Bajrang Dal activists were Thursday taken into preventive custody here even as members of the organisation held demonstrations in different parts of the city protesting Valentine’s Day celebration, police said.

A total of 74 members of Bajrang Dal were taken into preventive custody at two separate places when they tried to take out rallies without permission, they said.

In a related incident, a young couple was allegedly forced to tie the knot at a public park in Medchal area, by a group of people.


74 Bajrang Dal taken into custody during Valentine’s Day celebration:


However, a spokesperson of the Bajrang Dal denied involvement of its members.

Reacting to the incident, a senior police official said the parents of the youth were in the process of submitting a petition to them, following which they would initiate necessary action.

Bajrang Dal had called upon managements of pubs, bars, restaurants and resorts not to organise events to celebrate Valentine’s day.



Section 144 implemented in Lucknow till April 5




Section 144 has been imposed in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow with immediate effect on Tuesday morning. According to the information, to maintain law and order, till April 5, orders have been given to keep Section 144 in force. During this period, any kind of picket demonstrations, agitations and rallies will be banned.

In a press note, Lucknow Joint Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) Naveen Arora said that there is a strong possibility of the farmers’ agitation aggravating which can create a law and order situation in Lucknow.

The local administration said that political parties, student organisations, or farmer unions could hold protests in the region and that may lead to an “adverse effect” on the prevailing peaceful situation.

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