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Inspect mosques to check noise levels: NGT to Delhi govt

The National Green Tribunal passed the order as it disposed of a plea by NGO Akhand Bharat Morcha alleging that illegal use of loudspeakers at such places adversely affected the health of the residents living in their vicinity.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 20, 2017 5:41 pm
Azaan, Mosque Azaan, NGT, Azzan noise, national Green Tribunal, Delhi government, AAP, Arvind Kejriwal, Aam Aadmi Party, mosque inspection, The counsel for various mosques submitted that they were using loudspeaker without exceeding the prescribed parameters. (File photo)

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to inspect mosques in East Delhi and check if the noise levels generated by loudspeakers during ‘azaan’ were exceeding the permissible limit.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the AAP government and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take appropriate action against them in case of violation.

The counsel for various mosques submitted that they were using loudspeaker without exceeding the prescribed parameters.

“Counsel for respondent nos 6 to 10 and 12 (mosques) submits that they are using loudspeaker but they are not exceeding the prescribed parameters. They further state that they have no intention of disturbing the public at large or to violate the prescribed decibel standards.

“Counsel for the NCT of Delhi and the DPCC submits that they would conduct the inspection to check the noise level from different masjids stated in this application and would test the ambient air quality and noise level. If noise levels are found to be exceeding the prescribed decibel, they would take action in accordance with law,” the bench said.

The tribunal passed the order as it disposed of a plea by NGO Akhand Bharat Morcha alleging that illegal use of loudspeakers at such places adversely affected the health of the residents living in their vicinity.

The plea had alleged that the activities of some mosques were in violation of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000.

It had claimed that these places of worship were located in silent zones housing schools and hospitals and their loudspeakers surpassed the laid down decibel levels.

The plea had said the residents of the area had informed the authorities, but no action was taken.

“Direct the police to ensure no noise pollution is caused by the respondent mosques and that the use of loudspeaker if any is within the prescribed limits of the law,” the plea said.

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    Atul G
    Sep 21, 2017 at 8:19 pm
    Instead of loudspeakers, why not have Muslims download an app and the call to prayer can be sent by SMS or a message on the app. Modern technology can help ancient religious practices.
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      Mo
      Sep 21, 2017 at 4:16 am
      Jay you sound very frustrated and scared that Muslims will take over india,what a shame . You are right Muslims will overtake the Hindu population in due time and there is nothing that you can do jay so its moghul rule India all over again. however the modern muslims will be well integrated so you have nothing to fear You are also right that the loudspeakers should be regulated so that it doesn't disturb anyone . I will give you an example of a secular Muslim country that has its top judge who is a Hindu and well respected and more then 60 of the countries jobs are reserved for minorities and the himdus occupy more government jobs then the majority muslims. The Hindus freely go about their relegouse duties daily and the Hindus love their country and the country in question is called Bangladesh
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        Jay
        Sep 21, 2017 at 3:21 am
        Sunni Muslims are panicking. They divided India and got their own land made it pure Pakistan and Bangladesh and massacred minorities and kidnaped and tortured their daughters wives and now there are not enough minorities left to torture. So then they tortured Ahemdia Shia Bohri and all other non Sunni. On the other hand they took over India under Congress and even made Indira add the word secular so that they can grow like pigs. Saudi used to fund all the terrorist activities in India in the name of Islam and satanic Koran. From 4 percent Muslims grew to 20 percent in independent Muslim less India as they got their own land. How? Illegal Bangladeshi? Multiple wives? Love jihad? 12 children from each wife? How? My request to Shia is that don't trust these sources sunni Muslims. Hindus and Christians are stupid. But remember you supported Sunni and now what they do to Shia Aga Khani Bohri Ahmediya yezdi Muslims worldwide by Sunni?
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          khaja
          Sep 21, 2017 at 1:13 am
          Akhand Bharat Morcha has lost its mental balance it seems, on one hand all the Rivers, Beaches, Sea shores, Lakes and Ponds are getting polluted by throwing Idols of Plasto paris applied with toxic chemicals during Ganesh Chaturthi, and it has become routine ritual, on other hand in the name of Festivity of the same, Bombay-Capital hub is becoming a still for 2 days, incurring losses of business in crores. Fake babas like double shri staged a Circus like programme on the bank of River Yamuna, this issue has been pushed under carpet. Jaggi occupying Forest land to erect Idols no action has been taken or turning blind eye, But, the Mosques all over India strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of the State, constantly disturb by either these types of loose morchas or Authority, after all what is going on ? God has given an Authority means to go fair with all, not to discriminate, Oh God, guide these half baked morchas and show Your Mercy on 1.3 bln brothers and sisters of my Nation.
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            Jay
            Sep 21, 2017 at 3:00 am
            Khaja why do you worry about India you should worry about own country Islamic Pakistan and Islamic Bangladesh which we gave to you Muslims as demanded by you. Let's talk about facts not anything else. You Muslims demanded your own coubtry and wanted to divide India. You 20 percent of Muslims got 35 percent of land a threat that time. Once you got your land you made them Islamic and wiped out Hindus and Christians from there from 25 percent Hindus to 2 percent today as your satanic Koran dictates. But how did you leftover illegal 4 percent Muslims stay in India and grew like pigs to 20 percent today biologically and by love jiha making India the second largest Muslim country in the world even more than your own country Papistan or Bangladesh? How? Why should we allow you here or give us back our Hindustan you Muslims took. You cheated us. You muther illegal Muslims are terrorists. No country is happy with Muslims. Even Muslim countries are not secular or democratic and happy. Islam?
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              Jay
              Sep 21, 2017 at 3:09 am
              Your nation? Khaja your forefathers said the same about Hindustan before dividing it. Show me a single Muslim country that is secular democratic and treats minorities fairly. Don't even go to Malaysia. it is not secular. In fact the Islamic laws of Malaysia are repressive against Buddhists, Hindus and Christians. Why is that all terrorists are Muslims? Have you ever wondered? Want to be logical? Want to debate? Ok then tell me if I say that the murties they immerse in water are polluting wouldn't you agree with me that your Prophet Mohammed was a rapist and raped 5 year Aisha when he was 51 year old rapist? And how many rapes he did God (not your Allah) only knows. Will you give your daughter or sister who is 5 years old to your local maulvi as prophet Mohammed came in his dreams and told him to rape them? Don't you justify the rape of Aisha? Yes I read satanic Koran. Want to debate. But be logical and human being first and talk about humanity before you are a Muslim Satan.
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              Jay
              Sep 21, 2017 at 3:06 am
              Your nation? Khaja your forefathers said the same about Hindustan before dividing it. And show me a single Muslim country that is secular democratic and treats minorities fairly. Don't even go to Malaysia. it is not secular. In fact the Islamic laws of Malaysia are repressive against Buddhists and Hindus and Christians. Why is that all terrorists are Muslims? Have you ever wondered? Want to be logical? Want to debate? Ok then tell me if I say that the mirrors they immerse in water isn't polluting wouldn't you agree with me that tournament Prophet Mohammed was a rapist and raped 5 year Aisha when he was 51 year old rapist? And how many rapes he did God (not your Allah) only knows. Will you give your daughter or sister whonis 5 years old to your local maulvi as prophet Mohammed came in his dreams and told him to rape them? Sontbyou justify that way? Yes I read satanic Koran. Want to debate. But be logical and human being first and talk about humanity before you are a Muslim Satan.
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                Mo
                Sep 21, 2017 at 4:02 am
                Jay you sound very frustrated and scared that Muslims will take over india,what a shame . You are right Muslims will overtake the Hindu population in due time and there is nothing that you can do jay so its moghul rule India all over again. however the modern muslims will be well integrated so you have nothing to fear You are also right that the loudspeakers should be regulated so that it doesn't disturb anyone . I will give you an example of a secular Muslim country that has its top judge who is a Hindu and well respected and more then 60 of the countries jobs are reserved for minorities and the himdus occupy more government jobs then the majority muslims. The Hindus freely go about their relegouse duties daily and the Hindus love their country and the country in question is called Bangladesh
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              MyTake
              Sep 21, 2017 at 12:09 am
              And after doing the loud speaker prayer in the name of God they go on killing spree from time to time!
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