Valentine’s day in India is a taboo to speak of. While you might know it as fun and innocent day, many people in India aren’t in favor of this day.
Some reasons include –
- They see it against Indian culture.
- Somehow love is a bad thing to celebrate.
- Society gets affected by negative influence.
Of course, none of the above the legit reasons to hinder this love day. But it happens a lot in India.
If you don’t believe in it then don’t celebrate however don’t enforce it on others. Let everyone enjoy their freedom in its purest form.
Couples Are Scared
And they should be if they try to do anything illegal. But on this day, they are scared by the unknown. Many people form mobs and sometimes beat, harass or hinder couple’s time.
Some people do it because they seek fun in harassing couples, some do it for their religious reasons and some do it for their political reasons.
Put yourself in this situation – if you are with someone whom you love and you aren’t doing anything illegal and still have to face the wrath of the society.
It’s a bad situation, right?
Education And Workplace Rocks
Many education institution and workplace celebrate Valentine’s day. The company or the education master don’t come and stop the celebration. (At least in most cases)
I believe in celebrating Valentine’s day like any other day. Just because someone is showing their love in public by walking together, sitting casually for long hours – it doesn’t mean we have the right to confront them.
As long as they are doing it lawfully, we shouldn’t interfere. And if they do something wrong, we shouldn’t jump and do the policing either – we should inform the officials.
Love, True Or False
There might be cases where people aren’t sure if they are in love. But, if they are of legal age and getting to know each other, then we shouldn’t stop them.
That is how you get to know people. Relationships are a tricky deal. Sometimes you take years to conclude and then still it breaks and sometimes you decide instantly and it sticks for lifetime.
You get to know someone, attracted, you share some time and then probably commit. In between there are moments of sadness, break ups and emotional roller-coaster and that is bound to happen. Let people who are dating at legal age decide what’s best for them.
Imagine how would you feel if society is interfering in your personal space.
If anything, your family could guide you, advice and at most request for something about your relationship. The final seal has to be given by the individual only.
You like it, go ahead and express your love to someone your heart desires for. Do it in simple and probably in a way not many people know about it.
Whatever the response, take it and be happy that you have let your love out. If it is reciprocated then good for you. If it isn’t then good for you because now you can move on to another person instead of wasting years thinking.
Don’t stress yourself out. Take this day as any other day. The only difference – love is in the air this day.
Editor’s note : The original version of this post was published on February 12, 2015.