The state police in Uttar Pradesh has launched a month-long campaign against loudspeakers in public places, including religious places, by checking decibel levels and legality. On the first day, 3,238 illegal loudspeakers were removed and decibel level of 7,288 loudspeakers was reduced. The drive has been ordered following previous court rulings against illegally installed loudspeakers. In Agra alone, 187 loudspeakers were removed and the decibel level of 79 loudspeakers was reduced.
The state police on Monday launched a month-long campaign against loudspeakers in public places, including religious places, in all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh under which decibel levels of loudspeakers and their legal status were monitored during the campaign which was conducted from 5 am to 7 am on Monday. Proper installation was checked. Violators were given notices and warned of strict action. Police teams of senior officers have been formed in every district for the month-long campaign.
61,399 loudspeakers were examined
According to details received from the state police headquarters, 61,399 loudspeakers installed at public/religious places across the state were checked on the first day of the campaign on Monday. Officials said 3238 illegal loudspeakers were removed, while the decibel level of 7288 loudspeakers, which were above the permissible limits, was reduced. The Allahabad High Court and its Lucknow bench had on several occasions directed the state government to take action against illegally installed loudspeakers.
Action after the order of Allahabad High Court
Now the law has been decided that use of loudspeaker in the mosque is not a fundamental right. Regarding this “the bench of Justice Vivek Kumar Birla and Vikas Wednesday of Allahabad High Court said on May 4, 2022. The court had passed the order while dismissing the plea of a resident of Badaun district, who complained that the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Bisauli tehsil of the district had rejected his request to use loudspeaker for Azaan. Had given. The petitioner had argued that the order passed by the SDM was illegal and a violation of his fundamental and legal rights to use loudspeakers in the mosque.
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