300 loudspeakers removed in Kanpur dist

  • | Tuesday | 28th November, 2023

Kanpur: In compliance with the state government directives, nearly 300 loudspeakers were removed from religious places in the district on Monday. This action has been taken according to the norms, said the Commissionerate police, adding that several police teams removed loudspeakers from religious places including temples, mosques and shrines, besides other places of public importance, across the four zones — East, West, South and Central — of the district.Around 97 loudspeakers were removed from the West zone, 83 from East zone, 69 from the South zone and 51 from the Central zone, the police said and added, Volume of 147 loudspeakers was set as per standards. CM Yogi Adityanath had recently directed that the loudspeakers at religious places should not play beyound the prescribed decibel norms and the sound must be confined within the premises only. A campaign to remove loudspeakers was launched on Monday simultaneously in all the four zones of the Police Commissionerate. During this, the loud sound of loudspeakers was checked at all the religious places, shrines and other places. At some places, the sound was more than the prescribed norms, and subsequently it was also fixed at the permissible decibel levels.Police also instructed that if loudspeakers are installed again, action will be taken after registering a case. Commissioner of Police RK Swarnkar said, Following instructions of the state government, the exercise was carried out within the ambit of law in the four zones of the Commissionerate police. Videography has also been done during the entire exercise. Separate teams of police were deployed and 300 loudspeakers were removed on Monday. The drive will continue in the days to come.He added, As per rules, loudspeakers that were installed without the permission of the district administration or those which were installed more than the permitted numbers are being removed. Only one loudspeaker will be allowed at a religious place, be it a temple, mosque, church or gurdwara. Also, the decibel of sound should be set at such a limit that the people do not face any problem.We also published the following articles recently3,000 loudspeakers removed from religious places in UPUttar Pradesh police have removed at least 3,238 loudspeakers installed at religious places belonging to different faiths in compliance with an order of the Allahabad high court regarding noise pollution. Another 7,288 loudspeakers had their volume lowered. FIRs were filed in Agra commissionerate and Pratapgarh, and 21 people were challaned in Gautam Buddha Nagar. Over 61,399 religious places were checked during the campaign. Notices have been issued to over a hundred places of religious importance for non-compliance.This article has been removed due to inaccuracy of dataThe article discusses the inaccuracy of data.HC: Temple a public place, falls within SC/ST ActThe high court refuses to quash proceedings against eight people accused of preventing a Dalit family from entering a temple and abusing them based on their caste. The court emphasizes that a temple is a public place and expresses shock over the prevalence of untouchability in rural areas. The accused were booked under the SC/ST Act and the Indian Penal Code by Malebennur police in Davanagere district. The complainant alleged that the accused not only prevented them from entering the temple but also assaulted them and hurled abuses. The court urges the completion of proceedings within six months.

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