HC seeks details on use of loudspeakers in mosque

HC seeks details on use of loudspeakers in mosque

The High Court on Wednesday asked the police if they had received any request to use loudspeakers in Govindarajanagar area and whether they had given permission if there was a request.

The division bench comprising Justice K L Manjunath and Justice Raghavendra S Chauhan directed the police to submit details in the next hearing.

The petitioner, a resident of Govindarajanagar, had approached the court, complaining about the lack of action by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and the police in curbing high decibel sound from a mosque.

The petitioner contended that he was a heart patient and that loud sound was causing problems for him. The bench questioned whether the said mosque had availed permission to use loudspeakers and whether the sound was below permissible limits.

The bench said that in the name of religious practices in temples, mosques, churches and other religious places, loudspeakers were used with high decibel sound. The loudspeakers also school students who are preparing for exams.