Cop deployed at Chinar Park on Valentine’s Day on Sunday.
Cop deployed at Chinar Park on Valentine’s Day on Sunday.

BHOPAL: The Bhopal police was on a high alert on Sunday reportedly due to the warnings by Right-wing elements against couples holding celebrations on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. The policemen remained deployed at every square, park and public place that are usually visited by residents on weekends.

But such public places as the Boat Club, VIP Road, Rani Kamlapati Arch Bridge and others wore a deserted look. Whether it was the fear of corona or something else is not known, but couples refrained from visiting these public places. Visitors to public places also did not flock these areas reportedly for fear of any trouble that might take place.

Sanskriti Bachao Manch activists protest Valentine’s day celebrations .
Sanskriti Bachao Manch activists protest Valentine’s day celebrations .
Boat Club wears a deserted look on Valentine’s Day on Sunday.
Boat Club wears a deserted look on Valentine’s Day on Sunday.
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There were no celebrations observed in parks, as well, where policemen were deployed for safety. Barring the two incidents where restaurants were vandalized, no untoward incident was reported on the day. The cops remained on alert and all major squares of Bhopal remained barricaded, with the police allowing commuters to pass by after noting down their vehicle’s registration number.

On the other hand, members of different saffron outfits carried out their bike rallies and also staged protests in front of restaurants to warn couples not to indulge in celebrations in any form.

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