VHP meet in Hassan sans Togadia

Preparations made for the meet in Mysuru today

VHP meet in Hassan sans Togadia

Vishwa Hindu Parishat’s claims that it would bring a stay order against the ban of the entry of Praveen Togadia in the district, turned out to be a publicity stunt, in Hassan, on Tuesday.

Neither Togadia attended the meeting, nor his speech was aired during the Vishwa Hindu Samajothsava. However, there was a large gathering at the Government High School grounds participating in the  event.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Bengaluru, Andhra and Seemandhra Pradesh organising secretary Gopal alleged that the State had conspired to stop the Samajothsava, as it feared that if all the Hindus got united, it would be detrimental to the Ahinda movement.

Speaking at the meet, he said that Togadia had delivered speeches at eight places in the State. “Now, the government has banned his entry, which is condemnable. The government has justified that it has also not given permission to Owaisi also,” he added.

Ban conversion

If the government did not intend to bring a law banning conversion, then it should also not ban Ghar Wapsi. “There are several incidents of atrocities against Hindus. Hindus have been forcibly converted to other religions.

There are many Hindu organisations involved in social service, but no such organisations have been involved in conversion.

Even to date, conversions are rampant, and Vishwa Hindu Parishat will continue its Ghar Wapsi programme,” he said.

He said that untouchability had created a divide in the Hindu community, and that the seers had realised their mistakes. “VHP will strive for the construction of harmonious Hindu community,” he added.

Targetting a minority committee, he said that Hindus too should have several children and make the community stronger.

VHP pins hopes on HC
Even as the district administration has banned the entry of Vishwa Hindu Parishat (VHP)  International Working President Praveen Bhai Togadia into Mysuru district from March 9 to 13, the parishat leaders are confident of their leader addressing the gathering during Virata Hindu Samajothsava scheduled on March 11 at Dasara exhibition grounds in the city.

Addressing the media here on Tuesday, Rajya Seva Pramukh of the outfit H V Muralidhar said that the ban against Togadia by the district administration had been questioned at the High Court. If the court passes the verdict in favour of Togadia, he will be attending the Mysuru convention, he said.

Else, the other leaders of the organisation will address the gathering, he added.
Launching a tirade against the State government, Muralidhar said that the government was acting with pre-conceived notions by banning the entry of Togadia into various districts in the State. 

Tracing the history of the Samajothsava, Muralidhar said the erstwhile maharaja of Mysore was the  maiden president of VHP, with the opening session organised in the Palace premises.

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