Police Commissioner bans VHP leader Togadia’s speech for two days

The city police had earlier barred him from entering Bengaluru.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Updated: February 8, 2015 1:26:18 am
Pravin Togadia at the VHP convention in Lucknow. Source: Express Photo byPramod Adhikari) Pravin Togadia at the VHP convention in Lucknow. Source: Express Photo by Pramod Adhikari)

The Bangalore city police commissioner MN Reddi banned displaying and transmitting of any speech from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) top leader Praveen Bhai Togadia in the limits of Bangalore city on for a period of two days from Sunday.

Reddy issued a fresh banning order on Saturday after he learnt VHP made preparation to display live telecast of Togadia speech at the venue of Virat Hindu Samajotsava, which will be held at National College Ground, Basavanagudi on Sunday evening.

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The police commissioner also ordered bans on transmitting any speech by Togadia through audio-visual and any other media at the venue of National College Ground and in the limits of the police commissioner of Bangalore city for a period of two days from 6 pm on Sunday to 6 pm on Tuesday.

Earlier, the police commissioner barred Togadia’s entry to the Bangalore city for a period of one week in view of maintaining peace, law and order, which may allegedly be disturbed due to his provocative speech. The High Court
of Karnataka also upheld the commissioner’s order.

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