Etah : VHP leader Pravin Togadia has said the ‘84 Kosi Parikrama Yatra’ would continue as planned. Togadia, who was released from temporary jail on Tuesday.

Claiming that the yatra has started on August 25 following puja at the Saryu ghat, Togadia appealed that it should be allowed to continue in a peaceful and democratic manner.

Togadia said MPs of all the political parties have been urged to frame a law for the construction of Ram temple and also include it in their respective manifestos. He accused the administration of not making arrangements for food and medicine during his ‘illegal detention’, and claimed that despite the high court order to release him on Monday, he was released on Tuesday.

“I was kept in detention illegally and not even doctor was provided when I fell ill,” he said, adding that he would approach the high court in this matter. Togadia alleged he was not allowed to talk to media after his release which was an infringement of his right.

He said Uttar Pradesh government “is being run not by Akhilesh Yadav but Azam Khan” and alleged that the yatra was banned because of Khan. “If Azam Khan is dreaming of turning UP into Mughalistan, we would not allow this and give a befitting reply to it democratically,” he said.

HC dismisses petition for release of VHP leaders The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition seeking release of Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders after Uttar Pradesh government informed it that all the VHP leaders detained during the yatra in Ayodhya have been released.

Meanwhile, Sri Paramhans ashram seer Mauni Mahraj was placed under house arrest along with his followers when he tried to leave for Ayodhya to take part in the yatra. According to sources, Mauni Mahraj has started a fast unto death in protest against the denial of permission to proceed to Ayodhya.

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