Amid the ongoing loudspeaker row in Karnataka, state Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Friday went up to give the statement that the government has issued notice to the religious institutions across the state to “reduce noise to permissible limit” and warned of action upon defiance of the notice. Bengaluru Police on Thursday (April 7, 2022) had issued notices to 301 mosques, temples, churches, and other establishments to use their loudspeakers within the permissible decibel levels, said Kamal pant, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru on Thursday.

Of the 301 notices served, 59 have been given to pubs, bars and restaurants, 12 to industries, 83 to temples, 22 to churches and 125 to mosques across the city.The move comes after some right-wing activists demanded the shutting down of loudspeakers which is violating the noise pollution rules. In this regard, they also met commissioners and other police officers across the state. Karnataka HM on Azaan loudspeaker issue said “Notice issued to religious institutions across the state. Not only this but they’ve also been called&are being taken into confidence to reduce noise to permissible limit otherwise action will be taken. Everyone has to follow court orders”.

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