Muslim religious leaders are raising questions on the action of the administration.
Two mosques have been warned.
Pulkit Shukla, Haridwar
In Uttarakhand’s Haridwar, the administration has fined 7 mosques causing noise pollution. The mosques of many villages of Pathari police station area were warned to play loudspeakers for Azaan in limited volume, but on the report of Pathari police station and pollution control board, SDM Puran Singh Rana Has imposed a fine of five thousand on 7 mosques. At the same time, two mosques have been warned for causing noise pollution. Muslim religious leaders are raising questions on the action of the administration.
Action on the report of pollution control board
SDM Puran Singh Rana told that complaints were being received about loudspeakers being played loudly in the mosques of villages like Katarpur, Gurjar Basti, Dhanpura Dharta, Nasirpur Kalan and Ibrahimpur Kalan under Pathri police station area. Along with this, loudspeakers were installed in some mosques without permission, after which the team of Pathri Police Station and Pollution Control Board conducted an on-the-spot investigation and found violations of the standards set in the mosques. Based on the report of the Pollution Control Board, 7 mosques have been fined five each and two mosques have been warned. Along with this, for doing this again, a case will also be filed imposing double the fine.
Muslim religious gurus are protesting
Other mosque operators are opposing the administration’s action on mosques causing noise pollution. Mohammad Arif, manager of a mosque located in Jwalapur, says that noise pollution is not happening from mosques, but noise pollution is caused by vehicles, machines and DJs. The administration should first act on them. But it is not right to impose fine on mosques.
Public interest litigation was filed by two people
In the year 2022, two people named Amit Kumar and Talib Hasan of Dhanpura had filed a public interest litigation in the High Court, disturbed by playing Azaan and Aartis in some temples and mosques of Pathari police station area. In this, it was told that there is competition in both the religious places, due to which the peace of the common people has been disturbed. After hearing the petition, the Uttarakhand High Court had issued instructions not to use loudspeakers at any religious place without permission and to use loudspeakers within the norms. The administration says that action has been taken under the instructions of the High Court.
Tags: Haridwar news, Mosque, Uttarakhand news
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 20, 2023, 10:36 IST