The Allahabad High Court on Friday handed down a major verdict on the use of loudspeakers during the azan. The Allahabad High Court said the ban on azan by loudspeakers is valid. Azan on the loudspeaker of any mosque is an interference in the rights of others. The Allahabad High Court does not agree with the use of loudspeakers during Azan. The court said that Azan is an important part of Islam, but Azan from loudspeakers is not a part of Islam.
Azan is a religious part of Islam. In human voice, prayers can be said from mosques. The court said pollution-free sleep is part of a fundamental right to life. No one has the right to infringe on the fundamental rights of others for their fundamental rights.
The Allahabad High Court has passed the order on a PIL filed by Bahujan Samaj Party MP Afzal Ansari from Ghazipur against the ban on azan. Ghazipur BSP MP Afzal Ansari had filed an application in the Allahabad High Court against the district magistrate’s ban on azan during the lockdown.
An application was made to lift the ban on azan in the mosques of Ghazipur as well as Hathra and Farrukhabad. The High Court has allowed the call to prayer in mosques, but the call to prayer through loudspeakers has not been allowed.
The petitioner wrote a letter to the Chief Justice stating that giving azan through loudspeakers during Ramadan is a fundamental right of religious freedom and should not be allowed to be violated. Chief Justice Govind Mathur accepted it as a public interest claim and asked the government to take his side. The court reserved its judgment after hearing the arguments of both the parties.
When its time of Navratri and Shivratri it is allowed to play music on high volume but not azan just because the government wants to prove Muslims as secondary citizens basic islamic rights are taken from muslims. This clearly shows that India is now becoming a dictator ruled country.