In the middle of Maharashtra’s high-voltage political drama over MNS president Raj Thackeray’s loudspeaker ultimatum, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said on the 3rd of May, that it will fight any move to remove loudspeakers from religious buildings in Delhi.
In an interview with reporters, the AAP leader reacted angrily to the Delhi BJP president’s demand that loudspeakers be removed from religious sites, saying that “people’s faith is tied to religious chants.”
She went on to say that the party will “categorically reject” the removal of loudspeakers.
“People’s faith is tied to them,” says AAP leader
“People’s faith is tied to them, whether it’s Ramlila or Sunderkand recitation. I’d like to know what their issue is with people’s religious beliefs. Now you’ll tell us that we won’t organize a jagran, that we won’t be able to organize a sunderkand paath (recitation), that we won’t be able to recite the Hanuman Chalisa, and so on” Atishi said.
The AAP leader also questioned why Adesh Gupta did not write to the ‘Delhi Police to ban Loudspeakers in Delhi, which is under BJP rule.’
Adesh Gupta, the head of the Delhi BJP, submitted a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, requesting action against loudspeakers at religious sites that are in violation of the Supreme Court’s decision.
“In a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, I urged him to remove loudspeakers from all religious and other venues in accordance with the Supreme Court’s order. Children, the elderly, patients, and office workers all suffer issues as a result of noise pollution on a daily basis “In a tweet, Gupta shared the news.
On 2nd May, BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma requested Lt Governor Anil Baijal and municipal civic organizations to take action in the situation.
As per the Supreme Court order, “Loudspeakers at all religious places should be either removed or kept at a permissible level so that the sound is heard within the premises and there is no disruption of peace, especially for students, seriously ill patients, and neighboring people,” the west Delhi MP wrote to Baijal and the commissioners of the three municipal corporations.