Lucknow : After the ongoing controversy over loudspeakers across the country, the Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh has issued strict instructions. The government has instructed every station, be it a temple or a mosque, to remove any illegal loudspeakers immediately. Also, loudspeakers are used in religious places according to the prescribed standards.
In this regard, Additional Chief Secretary Home Avnish Awasthi, while issuing the mandate, has asked all the police stations to immediately launch a campaign to remove illegal and loudspeakers. Also, the action taken report should be sent to the government by April 30. If not, action will be taken against the concerned station in-charge.
Avnish Awasthi has directed the District Police Officers and the District Police Commissioners of the Commissionerate to remove illegal loudspeakers in consultation with the priests. At the same time, compliance with the standard of voice of those who are illegal should be ensured. Referring to the orders of 10 March 2018 and 4 January 2018, he said that the rules should be ensured. At the same time, it has been said that in preparing the list of such places of worship where the rules are being ignored.
ADG Law and Order Prashant Kumar said loudspeakers have been removed from 125 religious places in the area so far. Apart from this, about 17 thousand people themselves have reduced this voice. He said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed that loudspeakers should be used at religious places as per rules. Its voice remains only in the premises. After this order the loudspeakers have been switched off.