Karnataka will enforce court orders on loudspeakers: CM Basavaraj Bommai

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The Karnataka government on Monday said it will enforce court orders related to the use of loudspeakers at places of worship in the state, hours after sections of pro-Hindu activists launched a Hanuman Chalisa campaign to counter any loud azaan from mosques. Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters that the government will deal with the use of loudspeakers at Hindu places of worship as per the directions given by the High Court and the Supreme Court.

Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday said that the state government will enforce court orders on the use of loudspeakers at mosques and temples. The statement comes hours after sections of pro-Hindu activists launched a Hanuman Chalisa campaign to counter any loud azaan from mosques

The loud azaan from mosques could be countered with the chant of the Hanuman Chalisa, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said on Monday. Hours after sections of pro-Hindu activists launched a campaign to counter Islamic prayers from mosques, he said the government will deal with the use of loudspeakers in places of worship as per court orders.

The state government will enforce the court orders on loudspeakers as it deals with issues related to places of worship, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Monday. Speaking at a public function in Tumkur district, he also said that anybody found involved in any kind of violence during Hanuman Chalisa campaign would not be spared.

The government will deal with the use of loudspeakers at places of worship as per the court orders, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy told reporters in Mysuru on Monday. In recent weeks, the issue has become a bone of contention between pro-Hindu activists and Muslims in some parts of the state, with temples and mosques putting up loudspeakers that cause noise pollution.

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