Commissioner of Police Deepak Pandey’s order
Nashik (Maharashtra) – Hanuman Chalisa is prohibited within 100 meters of any mosque and during Azaan. The Commissioner of Police Deepak Pandey has issued this order concerning the loudspeaker. According to the order, all religious places have been directed to take permission for use of loudspeakers by 3rd May, after this deadline, legal action would be taken against those found violating the order. It has also been mentioned that Hanuman Chalisa can be played 15 minutes before Azaan.
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Ban loudspeakers as they are not required in any religion’s the daily worship routine – Mahanta Shri Mandalacharya Peethadishwar Swami Aniketshastri Deshpande Maharaj
The Government should set the same rules for all religions and allow them to use loudspeakers for their special festivals accordingly. Loudspeakers should be allowed for certain festivals. However, the administration should not allow people of any religion to use the loudspeaker for daily religious activities.