However, the VHP did not elaborate on what the security reasons were.

VHP leader Pravin Togadia cancels Hyderabad visit due to security reasonsFile photo: PTI
news Politics Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 06:33

VHP leader Pravin Togadia's visit to Hyderabad to address a public meeting as part of 'Akhand Bharat Divas' was cancelled due to "security reasons", a VHP office bearer on Monday said.

"Togadia was scheduled to address the public meeting (yesterday) and also participate in the ongoing 'Krishna Pushkarlu' in Telangana. His visit was cancelled on security grounds," Telangana state unit president of VHP Rama Raju said.

"Togadia was supposed to come from Delhi to participate in the 'Akhand Bharat' programme, however it (his trip) was cancelled due to security reasons," Raju said, adding though the programme itself took place as per the schedule.

When asked specifically about what were the "security reasons", Raju did not elaborate.

Togadia has another meeting in Vijayawada on August 18 to discuss the issue of demolition of temples with Hindu religious leaders and peethadhipathis.

Significantly, two days ago Togadia had taken a strong exception to Prime Minister's remarks against cow vigilantes, saying by dubbing them as "anti-social" Narendra Modi had insulted them.

Modi's directive to states to create dossiers of cow vigilantes amounts to 'racial profiling' and this was "insult not only of Mother cow but also of Hindus," he had said. 

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