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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 12:10 PM
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Life could be worse...
washingtonpost.com
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Saturday, February 14, 2004; Page B09



Valentine Strife in India


Militant Hindu nationalists in India said they planned to punish any couples they found observing St. Valentine's Day, because observance of a Christian saint's day violates Hindu traditions.

"The heads of those celebrating will be shaved and their faces blackened," said Dilip Khandelwal, a leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad party in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Valentine's Day has been steadily gaining popularity in India. Shopping malls, candy stores, five-star hotels and roadside vendors offer chocolates, tiny red cushions, cakes and pizzas -- all heart-shaped. In Indian cities, florists and gift shops have filled their shelves to capacity.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A41079-2004Feb13?language=printer
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 12:18 PM
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1. Ah...the old "heads shaved-faces blackened" thing.
What a quaint custom.
<sigh>
my god's better than your god
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thermodynamic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 12:24 PM
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2. Cool!
The effects of America around the world. Charming, huh?

Just wait until the effects of the world hit America...
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