The Vishwa Hindu Parishad led the 'Ram Rajya Rath Yatra' in Tamil Nadu amidst vehement protests by political leaders. However, it may not be so lucky in Telangana. The Hyderabad High Court on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by the VHP seeking direction to the Hyderabad police to accord permission to its proposed yatra covering various districts of the state from March 23 onwards.

Justice M Seetharama Murti was passing this order in a petition by VHP - Telangana, represented by its secretary M Gal Reddy, challenging the rejection order of the Hyderabad police for its proposed yatra, reported the New Indian Express.

The Telangana unit of the VHP wanted to begin the yatra from Basara in Telangana on March 18 and complete it at the Hanuman Temple at Tadbund on March 31.

Hyderabad city police had also requested the public not to participate in the rath yatra to maintain peace and tranquility.

The government counsel said that as per the intelligence reports there was scope for rise of law and order problem if permission was accorded to the yatra. This was the basis on which the yatra was cancelled by the court.