Hyderabad: Bajrang Dal warned the youths to refrain from celebrating the Valentine's Day on Thursday.

"We have asked the city police commissioner not to grant any special permission for Valentine’s Day celebrations. We also appeal to managements of resorts and pubs not to organise special programmes to celebrate the occasion," Bajrang Dal's city president Vinod Kumar said.

"We do not want to disturb the daily life of others. We will inform the parents of minors, if we spot them...," he said. Meanwhile, City Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma said they will provide adequate security at parks and other places on Thursday in the city.

"Though the call has been given that no one should take law in their hand, stringent action will be taken if there is any disturbance," he said.

Earlier, the Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission had sought a response from the Police Chief by February 21 on a complaint stating that right-wing Hindu organisations were "threatening" to forcibly marry off lovers caught on Valentine's Day.

The complainant had alleged that the VHP and Bajrang Dal are against Valentine's Day and they virtually announced for banning the day.

(Agencies)

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