NGT plea seeks loudspeaker ban in mosques

New Delhi: A plea by NGO Akhand Bharat Morcha before National Green Tribunal (NGT) yesterday sought a ban on loudspeakers in mosques that allegedly cause ‘noise pollution’ and asked for a response from the centre and others.

The plea that was filed through advocate Rahul Raj Malik, alleged that some mosques were violating the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 said a report by NDTV.

The petition also pointed towards NGT last year’s order in September that had directed the Delhi government and the DPCC to ensure that religious places should check noise pollution, moreover, the petition added that these places of worship are located in silent zones and violating the decibel levels.

A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim has asked the DPCC to take necessary action against the places of worship if there is any violation observed.