HC notice on use of loudspeakers
New Delhi: Delhi high court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on a PIL against loudspeakers in religious places saying it violates Article 21of the Constitution.
The plea, filed by an activist Sanjjiiv Kkumaar, said banning of loudspeakers will not violate Article 25 or 26 (Articles on Freedom of Religion) of the Consti- tution. It said that loudspeakers were never part of any religion as the instrument came into existence only in 1924.
Therefore, it stressed that since loudspeakers are not part of/intrinsic to any of the religions, banning loudspeakers will not violate Article 25 or 26 of the Constitution. “Loudspeakers were never part of any religion…,” the PIL states.