Odisha News Insight

Moral Policing mars Valentine’s Day Celebrations in Odisha

Valentine Day - Police Scores of young couples faced the wrath of some fringe outfits indulging in moral policing by protesting against the celebration of Valentine’s Day Saturday. Police have detained some people after activists of the Kalinga Sena and the Bajrang Dal vandalised a mall in the capital city. Police also resorted to a mild cane-charge to disperse the volunteers who organised a bike rally.

The activists also raided parks, malls and other places to check couples celebrating Valentine’s Day. However, police said adequate police personnel have been deployed at several places in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar to prevent untoward incidents. “We are examining the video footages and would take action against the violators after ascertaining their involvement,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Satyabrat Bhoi. Police Commissioner R.P. Sharma said about 10 platoons of police have been deployed at parks, malls and cafeterias in the twin cities. (IANS)

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