VHP and Bajrang Dal organised programmes in the city to protest “indecent” celebration of the day.
Bajrang Dal city president Jwalit Mehta, who led the charge, told PTI that they had been going to colleges in various parts of the city over the last few days to educate students about the negative influences of imbibing western traditions and aspects of their culture.
“Many students supported our endeavour. But, there were many students and others who thronged the riverfront today. We threw rotten tomatoes at them and they ran away from there,” Mehta said.
“There is nothing wrong in imbibing positive aspects of western culture, but VHP and Bajrang Dal are against obscenity in the name of westernisation. Valentine’s Day is one such obscene celebration,” he said.
Later, the activists burnt Valentine’s Day cards on the same venue.