Based on a Allahabad High Court’s order, Uttar Pradesh now will require loudspeakers in public places to get prior permission and follow strict rules. No Loudspeakers can be used between 10pm to 6am without prior permission after 15 January 2018. Localities will be assigned as residential or commercial place and rules will vary. There will now be strict noise level limits at the edge of such places. The order applies to ALL religious places – masjids, temples, churches, gurudwaras, etc – and PRIOR PERMISSION WILL BE REQUIRED.
Loudspeaker serial numbers are to noted and tracked. THIS HAS TO BE A BIG RELIEF FOR ALL CITIZENS and there is one thing that has become uncontrollable and many might save even unbearable, but due to vote-bank politics nothing could be done. Almost any citizen is aware who the real culprits are. So it was quite funny to hear one Muslim cleric who welcomes this much needed Loudspeaker Ban Court order. But he noted further that “the government has to act to first check on the loudspeakers used in private functions such as marriages and political rallies. The use of loudspeakers at religious places is done for a very limited period of time.” Well you decide? But I think most would disagree with this cleric.
Source: India TV News
- 15 Jan 2018
Ram Mandir – Masjid settlement is with the Supreme Court. The Allahabad high court had already awarded its judgment. In an unusual move, the sitting Chief Justice of India has offered to broker a voluntary resolution. As correctly noted by the justice, this is a sensitive case and a negotiated settlement as against the high court making judgement could be a better way forward. Several parties have welcome this move, however the Babri Masjid convener does not favor this path. One solution could be that of Subramanian Swamy, MP and litigant in the case has said that Ram Janmabhoomi – which after all is the birth place of Lord Ram be handed over for temple and the masjid can be built on the other side of Sarayu river.
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 27 Mar 2017