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Valentine’s Day haters: Indonesian Muslim students want Feb.14 celebration banned

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  • A section of Malaysia campaign against Valentine’s Day

February 14 is a special day all over the World dedicated for the celebration of love. But to Muslim students in Indonesia “Valentine’s Day tends to be associated with free sex” so they want a stop to Val celebration.

On Monday, February 13, Indonesian Muslim students protested the celebration of Feb. 14-Valentine’s Day- describing it as a Western celebration that encourages casual sex.

Reports say the Muslim students were between 13 and 15 years of age chanted “Say no to Valentine!” as they marched the streets in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

Organiser of the demonstration,  Pandu Satria, said, “This protest was organised as we have seen on television that Valentine’s Day tends to be associated with free sex.”

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Many cities across Indonesia have also banned people from celebrating Valentine’s day.

Campaign against Val’s Day in Malaysia

Away from Indonesia, another country where Val Day is facing threat is another Muslim-dominated country, Malaysia, where a group, The National Muslim Youth Association urged females to avoid using emoticons and an excessive amount of fragrance in a pre-Valentine’s Day message.

The group also set out guidelines about how people could reject the annual celebration of romance by making anti-Valentine posters and not wearing Valentine-themed outfits.

It was gathered that despite the anti-Valentine campaigns, many in Indonesia and Malaysia still observe the day, mostly in major cities where cards and chocolates are widely available.

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