Loudspeakers permitted under noise pollution rules: Delhi Police tells HC
(Sourced from PTI)
Delhi Police has told the Delhi High Court that loudspeakers were permitted under Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 which only lay down restrictions, like timings and decibel level, to regulate their use. Police made the submission before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar which was hearing a PIL seeking ban on the use of loudspeakers.
The police said that if the petitioner, activist Sanjjiiv Kkumaar, wanted a ban on loudspeakers, he should challenge the rules. The HC listed the matter for further hearing on October 16 to give time to the petitioner to file his response to Delhi Police's submission.
Police said loudspeakers were never part of any religion as the instrument came into existence only in 1924. It also claimed that loudspeakers were never part of any religion. The petitioner has also said the use of loudspeakers takes away the right of the citizens to speak with others, their right to read or think, or the right to sleep.