Andrabi held for Valentine Day vigilantism

SRINAGAR: The right wing women's outfit Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi was detained by police Friday after she launched her 'crackdown' on restaurants and gift shops in Srinagar to prevent young boys and girls from celebrating Valentine's Day.

According to reports, Andrabi along with her activists visited several gift shops and restaurants asking them not to sell Valentine Day cards or encourage couples to celebrate Valentine Day.

Andrabi said that she was happy and content to find out that youth were showing no interest in Western culture.

“Vested interests are thrusting outside particularly Western culture upon us and we must say no to this culture. We are Muslims and should not adopt such culture.” Andrabi said.

She said that that the aim of Valentine's Day is to "pave the way for Western culture to invade youths' hearts and minds and distance them from their traditional culture and Islamic principles.

"We want to save our youth from indecency and desire to see them as true followers of Islam. We won't like them to follow Western culture,” she said.

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