Moral Police Burn Valentine's Day Cards in India
St. Valentine’s Day caused outrage in India for Hindu and Muslim radical groups who burned greeting cards as a symbol of resistance of this western tradition. The rise of the celebration of Valentine’s Day is fairly new to secular India. It has given small business owners the chance to make profit off teddy bears and cards; however this has led to violent behavior by certain groups. In Kashmir a group of Muslim women protested that Valentine’s Day corrupts their children and similarly in Bangalore 50 Hindu activists burned cards near a local university.