The Hindu Mahasabha had promised to marry couples on V-Day if they saw any two people holding hands, cooing or even existing on 14th February. But when interested partners arrived outside the Mahasabha’s office dressed in wedding gear and fully equipped with Mehendi cones, musical instruments, wedding props and of course band baaja, they were left high and dry. The Mahasabha refused to come out except one Swami Omji who ordered around the police and threatened to kill Arvind Kejriwal. The Mahasabha hid behind the Delhi Police who in turn eloped with three buses full of protesters. The protesters were detained under Section 65 for about five hours. However, inside the Parliament Street police station too the wedding ceremonies, right from Mehendi to Sangeet and then the actual exchange of Varmalaswent on in full energy.
Without wasting much time, we present you the chronology of the event starting from 12 PM when the protest started to 5.30 PM when the protesters were let off one picture at a time.
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We must remember that all those rights that women have achieved so far are because of the violation of the code of conduct at and in front of some stan-kaal-patro (place-time-people) where it was not accepted.