Karnataka government set to implement law on Azaan

Bengaluru, Apr 22 (IANS): The Karnataka government is all set to strictly implement the law in connection with Azaan. The move is likely to add to the existing social unrest in the state.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and the state DG and IGP Praveen Sood made it clear on Friday that everyone should follow the law in this regard.

Meanwhile, Sri Ram Sena founder Pramod Muthalik has stated that he has launched a "Azaan se Azadi" campaign in the state. He had demanded that the government should ensure implementation of the law on violation of rules while performing Azaan in mosques.

Instructions have been issued for resolving the Azaan issue harmoniously through holding peace committee meetings at the police station level. The process is going on. Everyone should follow the law, Bommai said.

There is a High Court order on Azaan. A circular has already been issued in accordance with that. The rule also specifies the decibel level. The DG has already issued the circular, he stated.

IGP Praveen Sood had stated that as per the rule, notices have been issued to mosques and other places where speakers are used. "We will not allow violation of the High Court rule at any cost. The police have issued notices across the state. We will not allow any violation," he stated.

"We will not let peace be disturbed in the state," he said. Sources in the police department, however, said that any action against a mosque or a temple for use of speakers would result in chaotic consequences for the state.



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  • J.F.D Souza., Attavar, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 23 2022

    Even make it applicable to neighbours who enjoy themselves by keeping loud music thus disturbing the neighbours. Many students who ride two wheelers with loud noise changing the original sound creating nuisance to public should also be booked by making this rule. Why only temples etc. It may be made applicable to all those who create nuisance by violating sound pollution rules.

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  • Ayes p., Kudla/ksa

    Sat, Apr 23 2022

    Law for all not only azaan, we have seen since 2014 biased. Yakshagana , kola should also not use loud speakers. Ban totally noise pollution. Do not target only minority.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 22 2022

    First try to understand the true meaning of the slogan of Azan... Praising the God Almighty the creator. And they worship 5 times a day But we only once for name sake Stop criticise others with negative nanji thoughts.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Apr 22 2022

    it should be applicable to all religious places not only Azaan....even for some mehendi functions of majority community where the mike blasts till 12 or 1 am...

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  • Sanjay, Mangalore /Dubai

    Sat, Apr 23 2022

    This is to target minority religions. Why was this rule not implemented immediately after independence, why now after 75 years of Independence. So, were the people not been baring the same Azan for decades, why this all now? So, is this Government biased to divide the people on religious ground.

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  • Rkk, mlore

    Fri, Apr 22 2022

    Make all to follow so that we can have less sound pollution and sleep well or work well.

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  • Kumar, Kinnigoli

    Fri, Apr 22 2022


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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 22 2022

    Very good. It should be equally apply to all religions.

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  • Naz, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 22 2022

    Very true. Should apply to all religions. All churches temples also in house functions it should be followed

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 22 2022

    inside da churches, temples & mosques laud speakers to hear 1nly da insiders is not banned. 1nly in da out side with laud speakers should b banned.

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  • Jones, Manipal

    Fri, Apr 22 2022

    rules should be the same for all religions, Diwali crackers, Yakshagana sounds, Kola, temple churches, and mosques sounds.

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  • Kavi, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 22 2022

    Do they manufacture crackers only for Diwali?

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  • Shiva, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 22 2022

    Yakshagana & Kola sounds are not daily in one place. If Diwali crackers then New Year crackers also be banned :) Daily temple /mosque/church sounds can be curbed.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Fri, Apr 22 2022

    Law to be abided over pollution not over the numbers..

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  • RK, mangalore / doha

    Sat, Apr 23 2022

    laud speaker ban means total it should ban kola avd pola avd ban panda ban.

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  • Wilfred, Karnataka

    Sat, Apr 23 2022

    correct, also MUTHALIKA s mouth is biggest sound speaker, it should be banned

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