Saturday, May 25, 2024
HomeBooks in other languagesEnglish BooksIslamabad High Court bars Valentine's Day celebration in public spaces

Islamabad High Court bars Valentine’s Day celebration in public spaces

whatsapp-image-2017-02-14-at-2-50-45-pm

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday prohibited the celebration of Valentine’s Day in public spaces and government offices across the country ‘with immediate effect’.

A day before Valentine’s Day, the Federal Ministry of Information, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the Islamabad High Commission were told by Justice Shaukat Aziz, who was hearing the case, to submit their replies regarding the immediate execution of the court’s orders.

Print and electronic media have also been warned to “stop all Valentine’s Day promotions immediately”, while Pemra has been ordered to monitor all mediums and send out notifications banning any related promotions.

The orders were given on a petition submitted by citizen Abdul Waheed, who maintained that promotions on mainstream and social media for Valentine’s Day are “against Islamic teachings and should be banned immediately.

The petition had further called for a ban on the celebration of Valentine’s Day in public places, stating that, “in cover of spread of love in fact, immorality, nudity and indecency is being promoted which is against our rich culture.

Every year, Valentine’s Day draws a mixed response from Pakistani citizens, with some supporting and celebrating it, but a few protesting its observance.

In major cities, various restaurants, delivery services and bakeries come up with Valentine’s Day promotions.

On the other hand, there are those who come up with anti-Valentine’s campaigns, such as ‘Haya Day‘ on university campuses and various ‘Say no to Valentine’s Day’ campaigns throughout the country.

Last year, President Mamnoon Hussain had urged Pakistanis to forego celebrtating Valentine’s Day, saying that it was not a part of Muslim tradition, but of the West.

He had said, “Valentine’s Day has no connection with our culture and it should be avoided,” and added that the downsides of western culture had “adversely affected one of our neighbouring countries.

[polldaddy poll=9664590]

RELATED ARTICLES

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

توجہ فرمائیں eislamicbook healp

Most Popular

درجہ بندی کیٹگری

Amliyat42Arabic books26Audio Books || آڈیو کتابیں9Beliefs || عقائد124Biographies of great people || سیرت اکابر145Biography || سیرت3Biography of Hazrat Muhammad || سیرت رسول صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم71Biography of the Companions || سیرت صحابہ109Biography of the Prophets || سیرت انبیاء29Books in other languages0Children || بچوں کے لیے31Corners of human life || انسانی زندگی0Dajjaliyat Signs of Doomsday || دجالیت علامات قیامت39Dars e Nizami various books || درس نظامی مختلف کتب214Denying the hadith || فتنہ انکار حدیث20Dictionaries || لغات اور ڈکشنری42Economy || معیشت36English Books252Fatawa || فتاوٰی39Gardening || گارڈننگ34Hadith || حدیث42Hajj Umrah || حج عمرہ39Hakeem Muhammad Iqbal56Health14Health || طب و صحت193History7History || تاریخ141Jurisprudence || فقہ2Jurisprudential issues || فقہی مسائل174Latest || تازہ ترین2687Magazine || میگزین19Magic giants || جادو جنات52Novel || ناول47Nukat e Quran10Nukta17Online Quran Teaching32Poetry || شاعری7Politics || سیاست70Principles of Hadith || اصول حدیث48Principles of Jurisprudence || اصول فقہ28Quran || قرآن70Quranic Sciences || علوم قرآن62Roza/Ramazan || روزہ56Sabaq.pk4Sacrifice || قربانی17Salah || نماز55School Books41Science and technology || سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی34Selected columns || منتخب تحریریں6Sermons and advice || وعظ و نصیحت281Shah Waliullah || شاہ ولی اللہ محدث دہلوی40Society || معاشرت48Sources of Hadith || مصادر احادیث39Traditions || رسومات23Translations and interpretations || تراجم وتفاسیر119Travelogue || سفر نامے10Türkçe (Turkish)4Videos || ویڈیوز86Women || خواتین29Worship || عبادات42Zakat || زکوٰۃ11Zikrullah Prayers || اذکار و دعائیں48Русский(Russian)4د پښتو1قانون مفرد اعضاء45مختلف کتابیں1265مولانا سید عبدالوہاب شیرازی کی کتب27हिन्दी(Hindi)7中文书籍 Chinese6