Valentine's Day was Delhi's big date with politics. Be it Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony as Chief Minister, or protests outside Hindu Mahasabha that question the politics of religion, much more than red roses and XL-sized teddy bears happened on Saturday.
A reader, who was at the protest outside the Mahasabha, writes about her ordeal with the police, who arrested her alongside many others and detained them for half a day.
Dear Delhi Police,
At least let me offend you before you arrest me. Why do you have to be so dramatic and loud? That's my job when I come out to protest. Let me be the hooligan. Why do you end up acting like one?
So I made this beautiful hand painted poster for the protest, but even before I could get the chance to flash it in front of the Hindu Mahasabha head office, about seven not-so-lady-like-policewomen grab-grope-thrash-shove-hit and throw me into this police van. Iâ€™m like hey, slow down all you Dabangg-fuelled people, at least let me offend you before you so illegally manhandle me.