A ban has been imposed on the celebration of Valentine’s Day on 14th February 2016 in Islamabad. This is not the first time such a band has been imposed.
In 2014, there were clashes at a university in Peshawar over Valentine’s Day. Liberal students were celebrating with red balloons and cake while another group felt such a show was un-Islamic.
Dozens of students threw rocks in the scuffle, leading to gunshots being fired by both sides and rooms in a student dormitory being set on fire. Three students were injured and stones were thrown at police.
Along with Pakistan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Iran and India also do not celebrate 14th February Valentine’s Day.