LAHORE: Loads of pro-Islamist college scholars have rallied in Pakistan’s jap town of Lahore to turn their opposition to Valentine’s Day.
Wednesday’s rally got here days after Pakistan’s media regulatory authority, in accordance with a court docket order, suggested all information channels, radio stations and print media to chorus from selling Western tradition’s celebrations of Valentine’s Day.
Scholars belonging to the Islami Jamiat Talaba staff peacefully dispersed after marching on the Punjab College campus.
A Pakistani court docket final yr additionally requested government to verify a blackout on any promotions in print or digital media of Valentine’s Day, which has turn into an increasing number of widespread in Pakistan in recent times.
Pakistani Islamist and right-wing political events view Valentine’s Day as un-Islamic and a vulgar Western import.