In the wake of controversy stirred up by singer Sonu Nigam through his Twitter rant against Azaan, the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti asked the BJP government to ban using loud speakers in Mosques as it leads to noise pollution.
An Indian Express reports said that the organisation demanded for the same in a statement issued by it on Monday.
The statement termed it a violation of rules laid by the government.
"The use of loudspeakers atop mosque is continuing despite court directives…” national spokesperson of the organisation Ramesh Shinde said.
The Samiti also stated that the Mumbai police refused to take actions against Masjids use loudspeakers, even though the Mumbai High Court had taken serious note of the sound pollution caused due to the microphones used in mosques.
On January 28, 2017, officials of Kurla (Mumbai) issued a written reply to an RTI enquiry regarding this, and said that no action has been initiated against (illegal loudspeakers) as it may lead to a law and order situationRamesh Shinde, national spokesperson of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
He also told Indian Express that they are not against any particular religion and what they are pointing out is the discrimination in this regard.
" During Ganesh festival, 92 cases were registered against Ganesh mandals for violating noise norms”, he said.
In 2014 , the group had sought a ban on early morning Azaan claiming it disrupts peaceful sleep.
The Shiv Sena has also joined the chorus terming noise pollution a 'slow poisoning'.
Whoever has tweeted is not important but talking on noise pollution and its effects on people is an important matter to be looked into. With the pollution increasing every day, noise pollution is like slow poisoning which should be looked into and stoppedManisha Kayande, Shiv Sena MP
Earlier, several Muslim groups have also called to not use loudspeakers in each and every mosque in a locality as it causes a huge sound pollution.