DB directives to AAG in PIL against noise pollution

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 14: In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking restraint on use of loud speakers in the religious institutions at night and during wee hours, Division Bench of State High Court comprising Justice Virender Singh and Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir issued fresh directions and asked AAG Gagan Basotra to submit latest compliance report stating as to in what manner the State has taken requisite steps to implement the various directions of the Supreme Court and proposes to take further steps in this regard.
These directions were passed in a PIL filed by Life Plus Club, a social organization through its Joint Secretary Anil Kumar Bargotra.
After hearing Senior Advocate Sunil Sethi assisted by Advocate Veenu Gupta appearing for the PIL and AAG Gagan Basotra appearing for the State, the DB considered the submissions of both the sides and appreciated the concern shown in the PIL.
In the PIL, it has been submitted that reciting of prayer with the help of loud speakers during night i.e. between 10 pm to 6 am is not only the cause of nuisance in the neighbourhood but also disturb the sound sleep of aged and in-firms, who otherwise want reasonable quietness during their leisure hours.

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