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'Contraceptive pills sell higher than roses on Valentine's Day': HJS seeks its curbs in DK


Harsha Raj Gatty

Mangaluru, Feb 13: Asserting that 'Valentine's Day' promotes immoral activities among the youth, the members of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) demanded for the curb on its celebration on February 14th in Dakshina Kannada. Alternatively the HJS said that they supported the idea of Asaram Bapu's 'Parents Worship Day' on February 14 instead.

While claiming that unlike Bajrang Dal and Sri Ram Sena, its members won't venture into violence or vigilantism, HJS said that it will only create public awareness against the ill's of celebrating Valentine's Day.

Speaking to daijiworld, the coordinator of HJS coordinator Chandra Mogera, said that Roman Catholics themselves have struck down the celebration from their religious calendar. In several countries there are laws against the observation of this day.

"More than roses, our findings from independent surveys have revealed that sales of contraceptive pills soar by 25 percent between February 10-14. Online platforms sell nearly 1.5 lac condoms around those days. Vested interest for the sake for business are promoting pre-marital sex among youth," Mogera says.

The HJS co-oridinator said that per se, the organization is not opposed to love, however there is no need to dedicate a single day for such observations, as it can be misconstrued. "There is a rise in the case of teenage pregnancies, as more importance is given to physical relation than the sacred principle of love by such observation," he says.

He dissuaded people from 'blindly' following the western philosophies and said that it was their turn to look towards India for spiritual guidance. "Their concepts like live-in relationships have collapsed and they are seeking lessons from us on running a family or a household," he said.

In its appeal submitted to city police commissioner T R Suresh, and Dakshina Kannada district superintendent of police Ravikanthe Gowda, HJS has urged the officials to curb people from organising or taking part in unwarranted activities under the aegis of Valentine's day. Besides the committee members said that youngsters indulge in alcohol consumption, smoking, and also become the victims of drug mafia.

According to HJS, unlike Valentine's day, 'Parents Worship Day' must be utilised to encourage the youth to pay reverence to the parents and elderly. "Its a very good initiative by Asaram Bapu and we support the initiative taken by him to create such awareness," Mogera said.

Parents' Worship Day was coined by spiritual leader Asaram Bapu in 2011, as an alternative to Valentine's Day celebration. The self-styled leader Bapu since 2013 is lodged at Central jail at Jodhpur being accused of rape case, illegal confinement of his victims.


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  • Naresh R G, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 16 2018

    Valentine's Day is definitely a cultural invasion by the West and promoted by multinationals with commercial interest. But then the point to ponder is what is not a cultural invasion? If you look at Indian clothing / dressing history, particularly women, they used to be either bare-chested or wear skimpy clothes. It was only due to influence of the Arabs and Mughals, the 'Salwar Kameez' (which is virtually seen as a national dress today) came to India. British influence brought blouse, petticoat and shirts. So those who talk about cultural invasion, please be understood, there are many things which are considered integral part of our culture today are borrowed from various cultures. So then what is wrong, if Valentine's Day is promoted, if it is to celebrate pure love; as long as it does not get into vulgar exhibition of love. By the way why Indians celebrate "Vasant Panchami "?

    As regard those who talk about contraceptive pills being sold more only on Valentine's Day, to the best of my knowledge, contraceptive pills are not an one day affair and it comes in 21 / 28 days packs. What is surprising or rather amusing is who took the count ? But then; the members of these kind of outfits being jobless, they would have counted too.

    Regarding Asaram, his history and his involvement in land grabbing, rapes and murders are well known. When he was being tried for a rape case in the court, he even declared himself impotent (condoms saved). Nevertheless his suggestion for respecting father and mother is very good. But that can be saved for some other day.

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  • vikas, Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    I don't find wrong in celebrating the Parents worshiping day instead of the Valentines day. If we would look to the result of Valentines in European countries from where it started are suffering from several adolescent diseases including the teen age pregnancy and several mind related diseases.

    Each year billions of dollar,pound and euros spent to educate the sex education to prevent but it doesn't work. So the best way to prevent these are to ostracized the Valentines day and organize the Parents worship day to show the respect towards our parents.

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  • Arun Sana, Karkala

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Look at the mentality out there. Negativity to the core. These guys good for counting condoms only and nothing else!

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  • Ben, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Hope your'll guys are on the streets already to get the correct count this year too. pls, the nation wants to know.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    aisa hua tho, hum sub honge kaam yogi ek din!!!!

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  • Avil Dalmeida, Moodubelle/Dubai

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    At the time of navaratri(dandiya rass)also condoms and contraceptive pills in high demand as per one TV debate??

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    This shows the present trend and priorities youth with our youth

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  • Courtney, USA

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Only people with corrupt mind will connect valentine's day to sex. Valentines day is a celebration and tribute to unconditional love: love for parents, platonic love, love for your friends and extended family, love between couples, for your children, partners, husband and wife etc. Unfortunately HJS has love only for gau ...(as long as they provide milk)...

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Courtney,

    Let me keep this short and simple, in India traditionally speaking there was never a concept of Romantic Love( which is basically a western concept). In india a man can love your parents or parents love their children.. thats it. That is why these fools always put forward that the day should be celebrated to show love towards parents.

    A wife/lover is just a tool for producing heirs or satisfying one`s desire. That is why in india you can always hear about a woman being burnt or tortured for dowry. In a traditional sense woman are even told to worship their husbands. A unmarried girl does not have right to love and marry a person of her choice.

    In Valentines day we can basically see clash of ideas.

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  • Allen, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    May be Asaram Bapu needs supply of these pills more than the educated youths of today!

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  • SK, MANGALORE

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Those want to get spoiled may get spoiled any day, however, this valentine day gives chance to youth to get spoiled, as they take the day as it is a day of license.

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  • Sachin Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Hope these youths are paid properly for spending time on the road.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    pills!!! if made in China, then problem!!
    You are right for Roman Catholics it is a blessed day as the people head towards the Church and not to park and store.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Daniel

    Now I understand, why China has the largest population. Because, they are using China made birth control pills.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Bhayige yetakada drakshi yavathoo HULI.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Why pills. There are 100's of other ways 😁😁😁

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman/Wash DC.

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Jossey Sir,

    Be careful while celebrating Valentines day Sir....HJS watching....you....

    ...JH...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Feb 16 2018

    @Langoo,Belman ,/wash DC,dont worry about Jossey.He had his day and is married.whoever is watching and barking about it are not aware of what they say.They say family ,love and bla bla,.in India rapes are increasing ,marrying two three wives,without divorcing,One cant take a example of India now in a moral ways.I was astauned to hear ,see how India is changed in moral question.young ,hindu as well other religions seek pre marital sex and marry later someone else.These moral preachers ,boys self are indulging in immoral ways.A day as valentine day is not celebrated only young but all people who love their dear ones.So they need not preach Parents day.Self the head preacher sits in jail because of what....SEX?Or was he too celebrating Parents day?

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  • jacintha, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Pink chaddis sell more than contraceptives. Go in for another survey

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  • Krishna kumar, Kodi/Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Let these fools know everything has good and bad in it and its only awareness which can take care and not the BAN. What is risk free?? Something from the sky can fall on your head and you may die, still holding the banner! So you should have banned standing like this without any precaution.

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  • cOmPoUnDeR, MANGALORE

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    seriously< If you guys are really worried about high sales of contraceptive pills then why don't you recommend for "thamra - t". why are you guys always poking nose in other's affair's. here in the us we do not have vigilantes but we have mummy & mummy, daddy & daddy, mummy & daddy, single mummy/single daddy, sugar daddy/sugar baby etc., but they are very peaceful and do not do these kinds of tamasha.

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    I just woke up, what bill? Happy Valentine's ROSS, VHP and all VB the beautiful people of India, specially our parents.

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    BJP has an older obsession with condoms and has also earned ridicule for it. Earlier also, Gyan Dev Ahuja, a BJP MLA from Rajasthan had stoked controversy by saying that in JNU about 3,000 used condoms are daily found and he called the institute a ‘sex den’. It only shows that the ruling party though has banned the advertisement of condoms yet has this uncanny habit of ‘counting’ the used condoms!
    The country’s population currently stands around 1.3 billion, and within the next decade India is expected to pass China and become the world’s most populous nation. The government has spent huge amounts of money trying to control the meteoric population growth, incentivising vasectomies and other forms of birth control.
    There are 13 per cent unwanted pregnancies in India, there are nearly 15 million abortions. Condoms are one of the few methods of birth control which prevent H.I.V. and unwanted pregnancies. And they have no side effects.
    Is this so called 'Hindu' Jagruti wanted India to surpass population of China this 'Valentine season' so that they can add some more young voters for BJP?
    How does this mathematical wizards manage to scavenge garbage bins and count used condoms and pills strips so precisely when nation is in intense mode of 'Swatch Bharat?
    After 14 months passed from the PM 'demonetisation' drive Reserve Bank of India is still unable to give the final figures in 'Black money'. Why Can't PM Modi's Finance Ministry employ such an abundant expertise of 'used condom collectors'?
    Jai Hind

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  • Galdin, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Put media to sleep first n then everyone/everything will fall in place..by the way who/what is HJS?..

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    These buffoons do not know that pill has to be taken more than a day. I would urge them to go to school and learn basic first before spreading fake news. Their leader Asaram Bapu is in prison accused of rape and murders and even his fans BJP have dumped him now as he is election liability.

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  • Sompa, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    nikleg daane maraya kirmbundu. daala ijanda onthe munchi baadle chaddida ulai. bele ijandinaklu

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  • Mangalorean, Mangaluru

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    WHY ARE THESE JOKERS WORRIED ABOUT CONTRACEPTIVE SALES?
    ARE THEY OFFERING ANY ALTERNATIVE???

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  • Rational thinker, Mangaluru

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    NOTHING BUT PURE JEALOUSY!
    IT IS NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS AND IT'S PEOPLE'S PERSONAL CHOICE.
    PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT OTHERS EAT, DRINK, WEAR, DO ETC.
    BECAUSE OF SUCH PRIMITIVE MENTALITY INDIA IS NOT MAKING PROGRESS.

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  • Sam, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    According to these people, illegal relationship is only allowed for Swamaji's within the ashram :) Rest everything is illegal.

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  • rahul Shukla, thane

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Parents worship day is the great initiative by Asaramji bapu and must be adopted by the society becoz majority of the youths are wasting their precious energy by being imvolved in unwanted relationship whose ultimate goal is sex.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    rahul Shukla,

    Dont you find worshipping parents is wrong???

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  • Sampath, Mlore/Blore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Rahul Shukla Thane,

    Parents worship day - great initiative by Asaramji bapu.

    Can you please recollect on what charges is Asaram Bapu been arrested?

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  • ruchir agarwal, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    We only live once!! live life to the fullest.do what you want . Love your parents and respect your elders whether freind or foe. celebrate valentine day daily not only on feb 14th

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  • Amith, USA

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Can't IMAGINE what category of these Disgusting people are, who likes to walk in the footsteps of Asaram who is in Jail without Bail since 5 years or more!!!! These Goons are against the Celebration of Valentine's day, in other word, love between two individuals but same time they support the" FORCEFUL LOVE" by one STRONG animal that is man, that we are calling "RAPE" because their Patron Saint is "ASARAM THE RAPIST "

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Stop using Contraceptive pills. The new product will arrive from Patanjali.

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  • Shekhar, Pune

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Agree with HJS !

    Some selfish people misleading youth for running their show !

    And I think initiative by Asaram Bapu -- Parents Worship Day is good

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    It seems they got these figures from Gujarath were contraceptive pills & condoms sell more during "Dandiya", doctors get more visits from youngsters after 2 or 3 months afterwards to terminate accidental pregnancies too.
    Condom Vending machines in those places were to be installed according to one report a few years back.

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  • Jamal, MANGALORE

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    As per HJS Valentines day must be renamed as SEX day. Stupids,Idiots. What are they calling murdabad for? Fekugiri..

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    HJS seeks its curbs of contraceptives in DK

    Yeah... from now on police to arrest anyone carrying contraceptive. Our useless police may finally find a job they are good at.

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  • Sunil Dsouza, Mangalore / Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Are they worried that contraceptive pill stocks will not last long in DK or are they worried that roses are not selling well in the market.

    Well I am impressed at their market research on Contraceptives and roses.......I think condom and pill manufacturers will be ready to hire these guys in their companies to do market research.

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  • Senna, Dubai

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Looks like Asaram Bapu was not following his own advice. Research shows that, world-wide, right wingers are more hypocritical and paranoid.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Can these useless prevent love between two? Time pass and time waste! I wonder if these propagandists have any supporters???? They do not have adequate knowledge that love could be between mother and daughter, parents and siblings and ultimately between two living beings. These types are disgrace to a society limping to normalcy! I am ashamed to see their faces too!! Straight from uncivilized dwelling and upbringing. Any one with proper education or career will not get into this type of life and public nutcase!

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  • Rajesh, Mangaluru

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Valentine Day should be changed to virgin day. These jobless people should select some mothers photo like Mother Teresa or Kastutri baa to project.

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  • brie, UK

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    The self-styled leader Asaram Bapu since 2013 is lodged at Central jail at Jodhpur being accused of rape case, illegal confinement of his victims

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  • rahul Shukla, thane

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    But none of the charges against him are proved and till now the case is under trial and the prosecution is unable to prove the charges against Asaramji bapu.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Valentine day the most memorable day for your sweet heart.Love is beautiful,love is eternal ,love is happiness.So dont hide it.Share with your sweet heart through a rose or with a dinner party.This day comes comes once in a year.Lets make a day to remember.

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  • Vivek, Hirebyle / Abu dhabi

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    WOW!!.........What a research did by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS).....wondering how our MANGLORIAN YOUTH get time to find how many CONDOMS used how much CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS sell.....

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  • Melwyn D'souza, Italy/Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    My question is how do they know pills and condoms sell more during these days? You think people will stop celebrating valentines day for your stupid protests? These people sell condoms or they are the one who did it before ? These people are really head ache for society . And no body knows where these people will be tomorrow. As I am saying it from before these people are disease to society . They think they are saving their religion but indirectly they are spoiling name of Hindutva.

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  • C P Urva, Mangaluru/Bengaluru

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Mookalna monega yerala tikujer. Ancha muklega nanji

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Parents should be worshipped throughout. And everyday is day of love. If any one want to celebrate as valentine's day its their choice and no one should object or stop them. As requested by HJS to worship and respect the parents and if they (all communal groups) follow then we wouldn't have seen the India as it is today with hatred and bloodshed. Jai Hind/Jai Karnataka.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Pokadde 😁😁😁

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  • Rampanna, Udupi

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Dear HJS,

    One piece of advice, free of cost to you - If you want to assert moral authority over the youth in the region, then first change your poster boy from Asaram to someone else.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    "they supported the idea of Asaram Bapu's 'Parents Worship Day' on February 14 instead"

    Oh ! In the entire nation they did not find anybody other than Asaram Bapu to be a role model ? In whose ashram unwed mothers were a plenty being blackmailed by the father son duo and his son was sued by the spouse of various charges ?

    Secondly, who told these illiterate thugs that contraceptive pill is used just one day ? Disgusting !

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Jenifer
    You wrote "who told these illiterate thugs that contraceptive pill is used just one day ? Disgusting !" That is enough to prove how untruth is their statistics.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Exactly ! Nobody can assume quantity of a specif item sold in a given day. Nor will a trader give such data to anybody upon asking for it - at the same time, one/two traders' sales figure doesn't help to arrive at the entire nation's sales figure.

    Liars !

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  • Charan, Mangalore/ Bangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Asaram Bapu disciples? What an example to take. This is a bunch of jockers

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    ..HAHAHAH..what the hec#..from where this people got figures..nonsense..do protest with some good ideas so that public think /decide whether its good or bad to celebrate VD..

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Give them some ideas and jobs...

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