Karnataka HC to state govt: Act against use of loudspeakers at night

Licences are issued under Rule 5(1) of the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000, read with Section 37 of the Karnataka Police Act 1963. 

published on : 18th June 2022

Will enforce SC order on loudspeakers: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai

Demanding that the government implement the SC order and remove unauthorised loudspeakers, Sriram Sene members played devotional songs at temples in Hubballi-Dharwad and other places.

published on : 10th May 2022

Muslims of Shirdi okay with temple loudspeaker

The Jama Masjid Trust has written to the police saying it has no objection to the prayers relayed through loudspeakers at the Shirdi temple.

published on : 6th May 2022

Out of 2,400 temples in Mumbai, only 24 have permission to use loudspeakers: Police

As per statistics available with the Mumbai Police, only 1 per cent of the temples in the metropolis have obtained permission to use loudspeakers in their premises.

published on : 4th May 2022

Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta goes loud on loudspeakers, demands ban

Reacting to the demand, AAP said that while in principle it agrees with the concept of repealing loudspeakers from every religious institution and centres of faith alike.

published on : 4th May 2022

Play Hanuman Chalisa if you hear loudspeakers 'blaring azaan': MNS chief Raj Thackeray

In an open letter, Raj Thackeray asked people to lodge complaint with the police by dialling 100 if they are disturbed by the sound of 'azaan'.

published on : 3rd May 2022

Mumbai: 803 of 1,144 mosques obtain police nod to use loudspeakers

Amid the row triggered by MNS chief Raj Thackeray, 803 of the 1,144 mosques in Mumbai have obtained police permission to use loudspeakers.

published on : 3rd May 2022

Take action on loudspeakers at religious places on lines of Uttar Pradesh government: BJP MP to Delhi LG

Nearly 54,000 unauthorised loudspeakers were removed from religious places and the volume of over 60,000 was set to permissible limits across Uttar Pradesh following a government order.

published on : 2nd May 2022

Mosque loudspeakers: Onus on Maharashtra government, police now, says AIMIM MP on Raj Thackeray's aggressive language

Imitiaz Jaleel said the Maharashtra government and the police must take full cognizance of the aggressive language and tone used by MNS chief Raj Thackeray.

published on : 1st May 2022

MNS chief Raj Thackeray reiterates May 3 deadline for removal of loudspeakers atop mosques

Raj Thackeray said that from May 4, all Hindus should play Hanuman Chalisa at double the volume of loudspeakers atop the mosques.

published on : 1st May 2022

Removal of loudspeakers a tactic to divert attention from real issues in UP: Akhilesh

Notably, the state's law enforcement authorities have removed around 11,000 illegal loudspeakers from places of worship.

published on : 28th April 2022

Drive underway in Uttar Pradesh to remove loudspeakers from religious places, limit volume of some

DGP Prashant Kumar said loudspeakers are being removed from all religious places without any discrimination.

published on : 27th April 2022

Maharashtra Home minister to meet with key leaders of all parties before decision on loudspeakers

He made the comments against the backdrop of a strong pitch made by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and the opposition BJP over removing high-decibel loudspeakers installed in mosques.

published on : 20th April 2022

Bengaluru's Jamia Masjid works on sound solution, puts up decibel meter, others to follow

Meanwhile, all mosques in Hubballi are following the sound limit norms during azaan. Most mosques have also installed sound control units. 

published on : 8th April 2022

Check decibel levels at religious places: Karnataka top cop Praveen Sood

The state police chief has asked police heads of all districts to ensure religious institutions or any other places of worship strictly adhere to the directions of the Karnataka High Court.

published on : 7th April 2022

Congress, JDS slam Karnataka govt over communal issues

This will backfire on the BJP in the coming days. It is unfortunate that anti-social elements are disturbing peace and creating tension in our State,” opposition leader Siddaramaiah said.

published on : 6th April 2022

Stop loudspeakers in mosques, but not by force: KS Eshwarappa

Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K S Eshwarappa, who is known for making sensational comments, on Monday surprised everyone by singing a tune of communal harmony.

published on : 5th April 2022

After Raj Thackeray's tirade against mosque loudspeakers, Muslim MNS functionary quits party

A Muslim MNS functionary from Pune said he had quit the party after its chief Raj Thackeray spoke of countering the azaan from loudspeakers atop mosques with Hanuman Chalisa.

published on : 4th April 2022