According to Listwand, Valentine’s Day has been either made illegal or banned in five countries across the world. Whether for cultural or religions reasons, these countries have all made it illegal to celebrate this popular Western tradition. Violators of this law have to endure severe punishment in some of the countries if they are caught celebrating it.
In Malaysia, The celebration of Valentine’s Day has been banned for Muslims since 2005, Muslims (who account for over 60% the population) are prohibited from celebrating Valentine’s Day. Going out for the occasion is a big risk in the country. In 2012, police busted budget hotels and arrested more than 200 Muslims for defying a ban on any activities marking Valentine’s Day.
In 2011, Iran banned the production of Valentine’s Day gifts and any promotion of the day celebrating romantic love to combat what it sees as a spread of Western culture, In a statement from the state-run media, government officials warned, “Printing and producing any products related to Valentine’s Day, including posters, brochures, advertising cards, boxes with the symbols of hearts, half-hearts, red roses and any activities promoting this day are banned,” read the instruction. “Authorities will take legal action against those who ignore the ban.”
Every year in Saudi Arabia, officials with the conservative Muslim kingdom’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), better known as the religious police, clamp down on cupid do-gooders, prowling the street from shop to shop looking for anything related to Valentine’s Day. Items were confiscated and people who looked like they were celebrating or promoting the holiday were arrested and punished. Some shop owners have become so paranoid about this that they’d rather close their shop for the day to avoid the risk of the religious police finding something ‘illegal’ in their stores.
The prohibitions of Valentine’s day in some Indonesian cities come amid concerns that traditionally tolerant Indonesia is taking a sharp fundamentalist turn, by pushing to make pre-marital sex – including gay sex – illegal and punishable with jail time. In 2018, authorities in the country’s second-biggest city Surabaya briefly
detained about two dozen couples during a raid to sniff out any sign of Valentine’s Day celebrations. They were later released with a reprimand.
Pakistan is the most recent country to ban Valentine’s Day celebrations in public spaces after the country’s High Court passed a ruling, saying it was against Islamic teachings, according to local media reports.
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Earlier today, a video went round on social media of Kim Oprah revealing in an interview she had after her eviction from the house, that Ella told her in the Big Brother house that Tacha has body odour.
Watch the video below:
This triggered a lot of reactions on social media as Nigerians on Twitter couldn’t keep their reactions to themselves but just had to spill it out.
A Twitter user even buttressed on it saying she isn’t sure about the body odour, but she she has seen Tacha use mouth spray/breath freshner on the show.
Another user felt the housemates were only hating on one another, saying “leave game aside, why all the hate?”
Well, its obvious there has been some beef among the female housemates and some of them even see some of their fellow housemates, especially their female counterparts as threats.
Some viewers of the show have been speculating that Thelma is actually jealous of Tacha, which is what caused the fight they had over food.
Things like this are actually common among a gathering of many people, especially among females.
Share your comments on this let’s know what you think.
On Tuesday, 16th July 2019, Wizkid celebrated his birthday only to be humiliated publicly on social media barely 24 hours after he clocked 29 years.
His baby mama accused him of domestic violence and officially dumped him on her Instastory. See her post below:
Though no celebrity has reacted, Davido was seen to have liked Joda Pollock’s post and this caused an outrage on social media. Nigerians showed no mercy on Davido as they grabbed their keypads to insult the singer. See reactions and video below:
You see why I hate this insecure turtle ninja frog called Davido.
As soon a the news broke, he ran to Jada P’s page and started liking comments berating Wizkid. God this boy will never have sense
This is the proof you asked for, Davido is a bitch