May 11, 2022

UP govt sets speaker volume, house of worship usage limit: report

The decision to limit the use of loudspeakers for religious purposes by the UP government comes as several states have reported incidents of violence during religious processions on the occasion of Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti.

Amid a row over the use of loudspeakers for religious activities in Maharashtra, the government of Uttar Pradesh has introduced a new set of rules for the use of loudspeakers by venues. worship, Live Hindustan reported. The Yogi Adityanath government has issued an order for places of worship – of all religious communities – to volume-controlled loudspeakers. Under the new guidelines, speakers playing in a sanctuary must not leave the premises. If said order is violated, authorities will have the right to remove the speaker from the place of worship in question.

The government has also ordered law enforcement officials to conduct a weekly district-level compliance review and send a first such report by April 30.

Meanwhile, following the controversy over Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray, the state government said it would discuss the matter with the centre. “It was decided at the meeting that a delegation will meet with the central government and discuss a solution to this (state loudspeaker line) problem,” the minister of state told reporters on Monday. Aaditya Thackeray.

The decision to limit the use of loudspeakers for religious purposes by the UP government comes as several states have reported incidents of violence during religious processions on the occasion of Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti.

In Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, incidents of rock throwing and burning of vehicles were reported on April 16. Eight policemen and a civilian were injured in the clashes that took place in Hanuman Jayanti. According to the latest information, more than 20 defendants, including a man who opened fire and another who supplied the weapon, have been arrested by Delhi police.


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