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Use of loudspeakers in mosques not a fundamental right, says Allahabad High Court
India

Use of loudspeakers in mosques not a fundamental right, says Allahabad High Court

The high court stated this while dismissing a petition filed by one Irfan of Budaun, who sought permission to play Azaan using loudspeakers in the Noori Masjid

Uttar Pradesh: Nearly 11,000 loudspeakers removed, over 35,000 turn down volume
India

Uttar Pradesh: Nearly 11,000 loudspeakers removed, over 35,000 turn down volume

The order to remove loudspeakers from religious places in the state was issued on 24 April and a compliance report from the districts in this regard has been sought by 30 April

Noida police use audiometers to check loud music at public places, including temples, mosques
India

Noida police use audiometers to check loud music at public places, including temples, mosques

Citing an Allahabad High Court ruling and the state government's instructions, police are issuing notices and warning such places in Noida and Greater Noida of action over non-compliance of noise pollution-related guidelines

Uttar Pradesh: Over 600 temples, 265 mosques in Noida get police notice on loudspeakers
Politics

Uttar Pradesh: Over 600 temples, 265 mosques in Noida get police notice on loudspeakers

If any religious place or DJ operator does not follow the instructions given by the High Court regarding sound limit, then strict action will be taken against the concerned, police officials said

Aligarh: Mukta Raja seeks details of loudspeakers at mosques from ADM
Politics

Aligarh: Mukta Raja seeks details of loudspeakers at mosques from ADM

In the letter, the Aligarh MLA has directed the ADM to conduct physical examination of the loudspeakers

Will give tit for tat if loudspeakers on mosques are not removed by 3 May, says Raj Thackeray
India

Will give tit for tat if loudspeakers on mosques are not removed by 3 May, says Raj Thackeray

MNS president Raj Thackeray said he will visit Ayodhya on 5 June to take darshan of Lord Ram

Azaan row becomes contagious, spreads to Bihar
Politics

Azaan row becomes contagious, spreads to Bihar

Janak Ram said, "If people of all religions are living nearby, then there is some sort of obstruction when loudspeakers are played at high volume."

Ajit Pawar attacks Raj Thackeray over warning against use of loudspeakers at mosques
Politics

Ajit Pawar attacks Raj Thackeray over warning against use of loudspeakers at mosques

The deputy chief minister said that Maharashtra has ensured communal harmony for years, but 'leaders of some parties' have of late been talking about installing loudspeakers 'here and there'

Loudspeakers outside mosques disturb students, patients, use them inside, says Karnataka minister
Politics

Loudspeakers outside mosques disturb students, patients, use them inside, says Karnataka minister

K S Eshwarappa said any solution to the issue can be found by taking the Muslim community into confidence, keeping the interests of both students and patients in mind

After MNS chief's warning to mosques, partymen play Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeaker outside office
India

After MNS chief's warning to mosques, partymen play Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeaker outside office

While addressing the Gudi Padwa rally of the MNS in Mumbai, Raj Thackeray had asked why loudspeakers in mosques are played so loudly

Raj Thackeray demands shutting down of  loudspeakers of mosques; threats to play 'Hanuman Chalisa'
Politics

Raj Thackeray demands shutting down of loudspeakers of mosques; threats to play 'Hanuman Chalisa'

Thackeray said that he is not against prayers, or any particular religion, but takes pride in his own religion.

Facing namaz pushback to Kashmir outrage, Islamist imperialism getting restless
India

Facing namaz pushback to Kashmir outrage, Islamist imperialism getting restless

Kashmir has been umbilically connected to the Hindu and Indian civilisation. Demographic change and the tyrannies of history cannot suddenly make it a land under 'Indian occupation'

Afghanistan: Making sense of unabated violence through the prism of ethnicity and religion
World

Afghanistan: Making sense of unabated violence through the prism of ethnicity and religion

Ethnic and religious divides have created fault lines that have influenced Afghanistan’s politics since 1978

Health ministry issues SOPs for religious places; no physical offerings to be allowed, thermal screening mandatory at entrance
India

Health ministry issues SOPs for religious places; no physical offerings to be allowed, thermal screening mandatory at entrance

According to the SOPs, all religious places should ensure hand hygiene (sanitizer dispenser) and make thermal screening provisions at the entrance mandatorily.

AIMPLB says women's entry into mosques permitted in Islam, but urges SC not to deal with questions of religious practices
India

AIMPLB says women's entry into mosques permitted in Islam, but urges SC not to deal with questions of religious practices

The AIMPLB said that while Islam permits women to pray in mosques, it does not make it mandatory for them to do so.

Delhi Minorities Commission dismisses BJP MP's claim that illegal mosques are mushrooming on government land as 'false'
India

Delhi Minorities Commission dismisses BJP MP's claim that illegal mosques are mushrooming on government land as 'false'

Chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission Dr Zafarful Islam on Thursday said that the report claiming that '54 illegal mosques mushrooming on government land' in the city was found 'incorrect'.

Sri Lanka temporarily bans social media, messaging apps after attack on mosques, Muslim shops in wake of Easter Sunday blasts
World

Sri Lanka temporarily bans social media, messaging apps after attack on mosques, Muslim shops in wake of Easter Sunday blasts

Sri Lanka has used temporary bans on social media in an attempt to curb misinformation and rumors. “Social media blocked again as a temporary measure to maintain peace in the country,” Nalaka Kaluwewa, the director general of the Department of Government Information, told Reuters on Monday.

New Zealand mosque terror attack: Govts should prepare for extremist backlash, not treat attack as one-off
World

New Zealand mosque terror attack: Govts should prepare for extremist backlash, not treat attack as one-off

The increasing notoriety of the internet could create a lethal backlash which governments and communities would need to note for the future.

'Had NZ mosque shooting happened in India, leadership would have covertly supported attacks on Muslims': Mehbooba Mufti
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'Had NZ mosque shooting happened in India, leadership would have covertly supported attacks on Muslims': Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti said that had a shooting like the one in New Zealand's Christchurch taken place in India, the leadership would have politicised it while indulging in war-mongering and covertly supporting attacks on Muslims.