Togadia barred from entering Assam


GUWAHATI: The Assam government has banned Praveen Togadia from holding rallies at Assam. Togadia is the leader of the right wing group Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s. The decision comes couple of days after Togadia was denied entry to Bengaluru on the pretext that his speech might disturb the communal harmony.

Togadia was scheduled to participate in a VHP convention (Hindu Viraat Samavesha) in Bengaluru on February 8. Law-enforcing agencies in many states, including Karnataka have registered 19 criminal cases against Togadia for allegedly making inflammatory statements and disrespecting the constitution in the recent past.

This is not the first time that Togadia has been barred from entering Guwahati. Back in 2003, the VHP leader was warned by the state chief minister Tarun Gogoi from entering Assam.