Wednesday April 27, 2022

VIDEO: Mosques must take approval for use of loudspeakers in Maharashtra, residents call for prayers from streets

VIDEO: Mosques must take approval for use of loudspeakers in Maharashtra, residents call for prayers from streets

Loudspeakers are seen on the mosque’s dome.

In a deft political move, Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government made police permission compulsory for using loudspeakers at all religious places in the state.

Any unauthorised use of loudspeakers at all religious places or religious functions would invite strict punitive action against the violators, Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil said, as the 'azaan' row threatened to become a vexed issue between the MVA and the Opposition.

Walse-Patil said that a detailed notification on the proposal with the guidelines would be issued in the next couple of days by the Home Department.

Ever since the move came into effect, some local residents came to the streets in Mumbai city to make call for prayer.