The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered all District Collectors and Superintendents of Police to remove the unauthorised loudspeakers present in the religious places and public places across the state. The government asked the officials to identify such places with the unauthorised loudspeakers and submit a detailed report by January 10.
The officials were also asked to identify the loudspeakers without approval and should be issued notices to get the permission. As per the orders, they kept January 15 is the last date for obtaining permission.
If the organisers or owners are not able to do so, the action will be taken against them as per the rules of Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Act, 2000 and all illegal loudspeakers will be removed by January 20.
Arvind Kumar principal secretary (home) said the officials to submit compliance reports by January 22 and an affidavit could be filed by the government in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court.
Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said the loudspeakers which installed at public places the level of the sound should not exceed more than 10 dB [decibel] above the periphery of a public place and 5 dB above at the periphery of a private place.
As per the norms the pollution control board, the loudspeakers cannot be allowed to be played from 10 pm to 6 am.
Moti Lal Yadav a local lawyer filed a PIL in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court and asked the court to remove the loudspeakers installed at religious places like temples, mosques, gurudwaras and churches as the sound comes from these places causes noise pollution.
Moti Lal Yadav presuming that the temples, mosques, gurudwaras and churches are not following the Noise Pollution Regulation and Control Rules. The bench of Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Abdul Moin heard the PIL, ordered the government to submit a clear report on the misuse of loudspeakers in the religious places or public places.