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Court Rejects Togadia’s Plea To Enter Bengaluru

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Bengaluru, February 6: The Kartaka High Court on Friday dismissed the interim prayer of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia to stay the police ban on his entry into this city to attend a religious convention on February 8. Upholding the ban order imposed by city Police Commissioner M.N. Reddi on Togadia on Tuesday, Justice S. Abdul zeer, however, observed that his petition was maintaible and he had the right to appeal in a higher court for relief. The week–long ban from Feb 5–11 barred Togadia from entering the city and participating in public meetings or functions for seven days on the grounds that his provocative and inflammatory speeches would have grave consequences and cause breach of peace. The VHP had invited Togadia to participate in its convention ‘Vishwa Hindu Samajotsava’ in the city on February 8. Earlier, Togadia’s counsel B.V. Acharya told the court that banning his client’s entry into the city was against the fundamental right of a citizen and constitutiol rights of freedom of speech and expression. (IANS)

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