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Sisters’ Day, Parents’ Day, Lathi Puja Day: Call it anything but Valentine’s Day!

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Just as we refuse to accept that menstrual blood is red, and not blue, in television commercials, we, in the subcontinent, can’t come to terms with the idea that February 14 is Valentine’s Day — a day for love and lovers.

It’s quite difficult to stomach the idea that two consenting adults are free to love.

Or, is it because the idea is an import from the West?

Don't burn in passion. Just burn some greetings cards and add to pollution. (Photo: Reuters)

According to reports, the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan, will observe 'Sisters’ Day' on February 14 this year.

Vice Chancellor Zafar Iqbal Randhawa has come up with this lofty idea, which he thinks, will ‘protect Islamic traditions’.

This comes as a strange departure from the........

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