The loudspeaker controversy in Maharashtra is not taking its name to stop. Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) plays Hanuman Chalisa over a loudspeaker outside Shiv Sena Bhavan in Mumbai on the occasion of Ram Navami. However, after some time the police reached Shiv Sena Bhavan and closed it.
Police have also seized the vehicle on which Hanuman Chalisa was being recited through loudspeakers. Police also detained MNS leader Yashwant Kilkar and took him to Shivaji Park police station.
What is the whole controversy?
Let us inform that recently, while addressing the MNS workers, Raj Thackeray had demanded removal of loudspeakers from the mosques of Maharashtra. Raj Thackeray had clearly said that if the police and administration do not remove the loudspeakers from the mosques soon, they will play Hanuman Chalisa loudly in front of the mosques.
After giving the warning, Raj Thackeray also said, “I am not against prayer or any particular religion. Every religion has the right to pray, but I am proud of my religion. So be careful not to disturb others. Also watch what you spend on others.
After this statement of Raj Thackeray, MNS workers are reciting Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeakers at various places. Earlier, in Kurla and Ghatkopar, MNS workers tried to play Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeakers, after which the police took action and issued notices to the workers.
On the issue of Ajan, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut had recently said that the Maharashtra Home Minister had also issued a notice. The notice states that the loudspeaker decibel level should be fixed while performing azan.