Mumbai. The Bombay High Court has pulled up the Mumbai Police for not taking action even after receiving complaints against noise pollution caused by loudspeakers installed in mosques. The Bombay High Court said, “Failure to act on noise pollution from mosques amounts to contempt of court.”
The court has directed the Mumbai Police to file a reply. The court was hearing a petition filed by a local resident. The next hearing will be on May 29.
Bombay High Court reprimands Mumbai Police for not taking action against noise pollution caused by loudspeakers installed in Mosques, even after receiving complaints. “Failure to act on noise pollution from mosques amounts to contempt of court”, says the Bombay High Court
— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2023
Significantly, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray had raised a major issue of loudspeakers being used in mosques last year. He demanded removal of loudspeakers from mosques. At the same time, he had asked his supporters to play Hanuman Chalisa at places where Azaan is performed through loudspeakers.
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