The outfits claimed to have forcibly "married" a few couples at Moinabad and Gandipet on the outskirts of Hyderabad, at Warangal, Anantapur and Nizamabad districts.
Bajrang Dal leaders alleged that police arrested many of their activists. The outfit's Hyderabad city unit president Bharat Vamshi condemned the arrests. He said they were protesting against the Valentine's Day as it was 'against the Indian culture'.
The activists caught hold of lovers in parks and other tourist spots. They detained the boys and girls and left them only after they promised to 'desist from participating in such celebrations' in future.
The ABVP took out a rally from Nizam College in Hyderabad to protest against the Valentine's Day celebrations. The women's wing of the BJP also staged a protest and burnt effigies representing 'western culture'.
Image: Activists of Bharatiya Samajik Sena protest against Valentine's Day celebrations in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.