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Pakistani court doesn’t allow celebrating Valentine’s day in public

Pakistani court doesn’t allow celebrating Valentine’s day in public

In Pakistan people are allowed this year no Valentine’s day in the public celebrate. That has a high court on Monday in Islamabad determined.

The Pakistani newspaper Dawn reports that the ban applies to all public buildings and government offices. Print and online media should also not pay attention to the holiday.

The court ruling followed a petition of a Pakistani citizen, who felt that Valentine’s day does not fit into the Pakistani culture and religion. Last year called on president Mamnoon Hussain also already not Valentine’s day to celebrate, because the day would belong to the western culture and not the islamic.

Residents of Pakistan have for many years been divided over the holiday. The members of religious groups and the largest Pakistani islamist party Jamaat-e Islami called Valentine’s day onislamitisch. They found that there is a place of love, a day of humility’ had to be held. At the same time be in stores special valentijnsboeketten and cakes.

Pakistan demonstrate against Valentine’s day

In Pakistan people are allowed this year no Valentine’s day in the public celebrate. That has a high court on Monday in Islamabad determined.
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A demonstration against Valentine’s day took place on Sunday 12 February in the city of Karachi.
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Residents of Pakistan have for many years been divided over the holiday. The members of religious groups and the largest Pakistani islamist party Jamaat-e Islami called Valentine’s day onislamitisch.
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