"Periyar EV Ramaswami wanted to see the creation of a casteless society, and the PDK feels that love marriage is the route to reaching such a goal. Love marriage is the only way to a casteless egalitarian society," PDK general secretary K Ramakrishnan told this ... newspaper.
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The outfits opposing Valentine's Day, Ramakrishnan said, had a jaundiced view of 'love' and its celebration.
Of course, he quickly added that what the PDK supported is true love and not momentary infatuations that are quite prevalent. The youth should adopt a mature approach to love and for this sex education is necessary at school level.