Even as the police remained fully geared to prevent incidents of moral policing on Valentine’s Day, there were demonstrations in support of inter-caste marriages.

On Wednesday, two outfits terming Valentine’s Day as western culture burnt the greeting cards in the city.

But on Thursday, activists of Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam (DVK) staged a demonstration in front of Red Cross Society on Huzur Road wherein they organised a cake cutting ceremony.

Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) organised a function to felicitate those who had entered into inter-caste wedlock.

At Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TPDK) demonstration, three inter-caste marriages were solemnised. Its general secretary K. Ramakrishnan told reporters that his party had so far conducted 185 inter-caste marriages.

Both DVK and TPDK demanded reservation for the children of inter-caste marriage couples.

Police personnel were posted at a number of places in the city.

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