Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding use of amplifiers during Azaan, West Bengal, 16/04/2021
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Biplab Kumar Chowdhury Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/04/2021. The matter related to use of amplifiers during Azaan. According to the applicant, the noise level is in violation of the Noise Pollution (Regulations and Control) Rules, 2000 in the various mosques in West Bengal, causing noise pollution and health hazards. The applicant has requested that the authorities be directed to ensure that the Azaan conforms to the decibel limits as per the Noise Pollution (Regulations and Control) Rules, 2000 throughout West Bengal.
The NGT directed notice to be issued to the respondents and listed the matter for May 19, 2021.