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HENB | Udipi (Karnataka) | March 7, 2015:: Vishwa Hindu Parshad (VHP)’s international working president Dr Pravin Togadia has been banned for a week from entering Udupi district of Karnataka for the ‘Hindu Samjotsava’ rally to be held here at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College ground on March 9.
Unfortunately enough that anti BJP states are banning the entry of Dr Togadia in a very undemocratic and un-deplorable way only to demoralize the Hindus getting united in the various functions being organized in the event of Golden Jubilee of VHP.
In a span of 31 (thirty one) days, Dr Togadia has been banned thrice (3) consecutively.
1. Bengaluru (Karnataka) Prohibition 05 Feb-<8 Feb Bengaluru Prog>-11 February.
2. Kandhmal (Odisha) Prohibition 26 Feb-<28 Feb Phulbani Prog>-4 March.
3. Udupi (Karnataka) Prohibition 07 Mar<9 Mar Udipi Prog>-13 March.
Now, The Udupi district administration and the police have imposed the ban to prevent any provocative speech by the VHP leader which might disrupt communal harmony and create law and order problems, deputy commissioner, Udapi district Vishal R said.
Condemning the ban, VHP district president Suprasad Shetty said it is aimed at hurting Hindu sentiments. “The government’s move is aimed at hurting the sentiments of the Hindus,” he said. Shetty said the state government’s “anti-Hindu” policies had been exposed. “We will not allow to continue it any longer,” he said, adding, that the organisation would move court against the ban order. In the event of Togadia’s absence, the VHP would decide who should be the main speaker at the meeting, Shetty said. Togadia had spoken at Udupi in the ‘Hindu Samajotsava’ in 2003 and it did not create any problem, he said.
See: Recorded speech was played in multimedia in Bengaluru prog as police imposed a ban on Dr Togadia .
A large number of followers of VHP, Bajrang Dal and other people of Udupi District, Dakshina Kannada District, Uttar Kannada, Shimoga and other neighboring areas were expected to participate in this programme.
Udupi superintendent of police Annamalai in his letter dated March 1 has recommended prohibition of Togadia’s entry into Udupi district.
Togadia had been directed not to attend any public meeting and functions for a period of seven days from March 7 to March 13, the Deputy Commissioner said.
Around One lakh participation is expected in Udupi Samajotsava to mark the Golden Jubilee celebration of VHP as said by Baikady Suprasad Shetty President of Udupi district Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
A grand procession will be started from Jodukatte near Big Bazar Udupi to MGM College grounds on 9th March at 2pm. Hindu Samajothava Committee Honourable President Dr. Veerendra Hegde of Dharmasthala will give guidance for the occasion. Dr. M. Mohan Alva President of Golden Jubilee celebrations Committee of the Vishwa Hindu Parishat will preside over the function. Prior to the celebration taluk level Golden jubilee celebrations of Vishwa Hindu Samajothsava will be held. Sri Sri Sri Vishwapriya Theertha Swamiji of Admar Mutt will bless the function as expected. A grand bike rally was organised by the Bajrang Dal and VHP activists in Udipi on 6th March for the wide publicity and propagation of the programme.
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