21,000 Illegal Loudspeakers Removed by UP Police Across State After CM Orders 


Loudspeakers Removed by UP Police: On Thursday, Uttar Pradesh police officials revealed that close to 22,000 unauthorized loudspeakers were removed from religious places and a volume of over 42,000 was set to permissible limits across the state, as part of an ongoing exercise launched on the orders of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Notably, the state administration ordered the removal of unlawful loudspeakers from religious locations around the state on April 23. 


Additionally, ADG Kumar stated that those loudspeakers installed without prior approval from the district administration or in excess of the permissible number are classified as illegal. Additionally, the home department has requested a compliance report from districts on the district’s removal of loudspeakers from religious buildings by April 30. 


Meanwhile, state officials have spoken with religious leaders about the need of preserving peace and order during the approaching Alvida Namaz (prayer on the final Friday of Ramzan) and Eid celebrations.

According to statistics supplied by the home department, local officials had spoken with 29,808 religious’ leaders. The authorities have designated 2,846 sensitive locations around the state for the offering of Namaz. To maintain law and order, the state has sent 46 companies of the PAC (Provincial Armed Constabulary), seven companies of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), and 1,492 police personnel. 


Earlier, during a review meeting on law and order in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced extra steps in response to communal violence in Jahangirpuri, Delhi. Eid and Akshay Tritiya are expected to coincide on the same day in May, prompting the Uttar Pradesh administration to take preventative steps to avert communal bloodshed in the state. The directive was provided during the review meeting to remove the unlawful loudspeakers and regulate the sanctioned ones in accordance with the Supreme Court’s judgment. 


ACP Yogesh Kumar, Kaiserbagh, and Lucknow stated that in accordance with the court and government orders, information on noise pollution was distributed to everyone. Additionally, he stated that this material was distributed to all temples, mosques, gurudwaras, churches, and wedding halls. We request the public to obey the rules. 

Published By: Simran Mulani

Edit By: Khushi Thakur

Naman Raina
Naman Raina
Naman Raina is a Journalist with a keen interest in politics, religion, culture, human rights and international rights. An Intersectional Feminist by nature, he has been always vocal about 'Fight For Your Rights.' Currently, he's pursuing his Majors in Communication from Amity University. A strong believer in the beautiful Latin Phrase 'Audentes Fortuna Iuvat' - (Fortune Favours The Bold), he has always lived up to it.


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