A number of mosques in and close to Mumbai saved loudspeakers off throughout azaan this morning following a menace by Raj Thackeray, chief of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), to play Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeakers wherever azaan is recited on them.
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At Kalyan, most mosques saved loudspeakers off throughout the morning azaan. Police had held conferences with the trustees of the mosques who had stated that they are going to maintain loudspeakers off throughout the morning prayers as per a Supreme Court docket order.
In a video shared from Panvel, an MNS employee stated they have been ready to play Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeakers however didn’t achieve this after three mosques within the space saved loudspeakers off throughout the morning prayers.
Taking no probabilities, the Maharashtra authorities has made intensive preparations to take care of legislation and order. Leaves of police personnel have been cancelled and forces deployed in delicate places.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey is on a spherical to varied police stations to evaluation the state of affairs within the metropolis, information company ANI reported.
Aurangabad Police has registered a case towards Mr Thackeray for allegedly delivering a provocative speech two days in the past. Mumbai Police have issued a discover to the MNS chief beneath Part 149 of CrPC, invoked to forestall a cognizable offence.
In a press release tweeted final night, Mr Thackeray reiterated his plans to play Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeakers close to mosques the place loudspeakers haven’t been eliminated.
“I attraction to all Hindus that tomorrow, the 4th of Could, when you hear the loudspeaker blaring with azaan; in these locations, play Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeakers. That is when they are going to realise the hindrance of those loudspeakers,” he stated.
Mr Thackeray has been asserting that his protest towards loudspeakers shouldn’t be on non secular however on social grounds and that the recitations from mosques are resulting in noise air pollution.
The face-off between Mr Thackeray’s occasion and the state authorities helmed by his cousin Uddhav Thackeray comes forward of the civic elections in Maharashtra, through which the BJP is making an attempt to get the management of the Mumbai civic physique.
The ruling Shiv Sena has accused the MNS of being the “B Crew” of the BJP, making an attempt to chop into the Sena votes with its aggressive stance on Hindutva.