Defying ban, Togadia’s speech played at rally
Defying multi-media gag by police, VHP leader Praveen Togadia’s video recorded speech was played at a rally here on Sunday in which he called for Ghar Wapsi (homecoming) and establishment of “Constitutional Hindu Nation”. ACP (Bengaluru) Alok Kumar said, “We have taken note of the violation; we will get opinion of our legal officers and we will take further action.”
At ‘Virat Hindu Samajotsava’ rally, Togadia said in his recorded speech,”...We want security, security for hundred crore Hindus... We want prosperity for Hindus... We want honour for Hindus...” The organisers played the address ignoring the police orders banning displaying or transmitting the speech through audio, visual or other media.
Police had issued fresh orders on Saturday imposing the multi-media gag after the Karnataka High Court had upheld its ban prohibiting entry of Togadia into the city for a week from February 5. Apprehending that the ‘Samajotsava’ organisers might circumvent the ban by showing Togadia’s speech using audio or visual media, Bengaluru Police Commissioner M N Reddi had issued the orders.
Togadia left for Ahmedabad from Hosur in Tamil Nadu via Bengaluru where he was taken to the airport, police said earlier in the day.