Conservative Muslims in Indonesia have banned Valentine’s Day, with police rounding up couples caught celebrating it in major cities.
The crackdown in the Muslim-majority nation has prompted fears that the traditionally tolerant country is taking an increasingly fundamentalist turn.
New laws have recently been introduced which could see pre-marital (including homosexual sex) criminalised and punishable with imprisonment.
Authorities in Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya, briefly detained roughly two dozen couples on Valentine’s Day.
Islam is a joyless cult.