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Issues of the day: Students say ‘No’ to Valentine’s Day

  • The Jakarta Post

| Sat, February 16 2013 | 01:51 pm

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Nearly 500 elementary school students in Surakarta, Central Java, joined a march to the city’s Manahan Stadium on Wednesday in protest against Muslim youth partaking in Valentine’s Day celebrations, arguing that doing so was against Islamic teaching.

Some 30 teachers accompanied the students at the rally in the city, which is also known as Solo. The students ranged f...

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