Lucknow: Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, announced last week that loudspeakers can be used at holy sites in the state with permission, but that the sound should not be heard beyond the grounds.
The level of loudspeakers in 17,000 religious buildings around the state has now been reduced. Those in charge of religious sites have already taken this step.
According to the Uttar Pradesh Police’s Additional Director General (Law and Order), speakers have been removed from 125 locations.
Prashant Kumar, ADG (Law and Order), further stated that security measures are being prepared for the peaceful conduct of namaz in the state, as well as peace committee meetings.
He went on to say that 37,344 religious leaders in UP had met with him to discuss the loudspeaker issue.
The loudspeaker at Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, has been removed. Religious hymns were previously performed for one and a half hours every morning at the temple, but this has already been discontinued.
The volume of the loudspeaker at Goraknath temple has been decreased.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, has previously ruled that no religious parade or march be allowed in the state without prior authorization.