Dilip Walse Patil, Maharashtra’s Home Minister, has stated that the state government will soon announce new guidelines for the usage of loudspeakers in religious buildings.
On Monday, state Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil announced that the Maharashtra Director General of Police and Mumbai Police Commissioner will create guidelines on the usage of loudspeakers, which will be issued in a few days.
Walse Patil retaliated after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lobbied for the removal of loudspeakers from mosques.
“The state’s director general of police, Rajnish Seth, and Mumbai’s commissioner of police, Sanjay Pandey, will meet to draught state-wide policies (against the use of loudspeakers). ” These instructions will be published in a day or two, and “they will have to be followed by everyone,” he told reporters.
MNS head Raj Thackeray has requested the MVA administration to remove loudspeakers from mosques by May 3, claiming that the loud sound forces members of other communities to listen to Muslims’ prayers. After May 3, he had threatened to play Hanuman Chalisa at a louder volume outside mosques.
“Any individual or organization that wants to divide a community and poison the atmosphere will suffer serious consequences,” he stated emphatically. The BJP has endorsed Raj Thackeray’s proposal. The state’s current state is being actively monitored by the Home Department and the police, according to Walse Patil.
In the midst of the state’s ongoing loudspeaker controversy, Thackeray remarked on Sunday that Muslims in the country should learn that “religion is not above law and country,” and that they should remove loudspeakers from mosques.
Edited By : Khushi Thakur
Published By : Shubham Ghulaxe