Noise Pollution : Karnataka High Court Directs Action Against Illegal Use Of Loudspeakers At Religious Places

first_imgNews UpdatesNoise Pollution : Karnataka High Court Directs Action Against Illegal Use Of Loudspeakers At Religious Places Mustafa Plumber13 Jan 2021 5:34 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to issue directions to the police machinery as well as Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to initiate action against those who are using amplifiers and loudspeakers at the places of religion in violation of Noise Pollution rules. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum issued…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to issue directions to the police machinery as well as Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to initiate action against those who are using amplifiers and loudspeakers at the places of religion in violation of Noise Pollution rules. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum issued the direction while hearing a petition filed by one Girish Bharadwaj. The bench observed “It will be appropriate in the light of law laid down by the apex court that state government issues a direction to police machinery as well as Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, to initiate action against those who are using amplifiers and loudspeakers at the places of religion, in violation of said rules. The state must consider issuing such directions immediately. To ensure that violation of the said rules is prevented and Rights of citizens under Article 21 are protected.” Advocate B N Jagadeesha appearing for the petitioner informed the court that in places of religion in the state, sound amplifiers are being used in violation of noise pollution rules. The petition stated that the Supreme Court has in the year 2005, extensively dealt with the issue and laid down various directions with respect to noise from loudspeakers and vehicular noise. The apex court said that noise levels at the boundary of the public place where the loudspeaker or public address system is used the noise levels should not exceed 10 (dB) above the ambient noise standards of the area or 75 (dB), whichever is lower. Further it directed that no one shall beat a drum or tom-tom or blow a trumpet or any sound instrument or use any sound amplifier between 10 pm to 6 am, except in public emergencies. The plea states that the supreme court also directed States to make provisions for seizure and confiscation of loudspeakers, amplifiers and such other instruments found to be creating noise beyond permissible limits. The petition prays for directions to the respondents to properly implement the directions issued by the Apex court. Direct the respondents to take steps in order to seizure and confiscation of loudspeakers, amplifiers and such other equipment installed in public religious places. The court has now posted the matter for hearing after three weeks and directed the state government to file a compliance reportClick Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

UWF Men’s Basketball Rolls Past Puerto Rico Rio Pedras 70-50

first_imgUWF Men’s Basketball Rolls Past Puerto Rico Rio Pedras 70-50 Share Nov. 17, 2007  Box Score    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida Men’s basketball team is now 2-0, following their second straight 20 point win. This time the Argos put away Puerto Rico Rio Pedras 70-50 with some great defense. “I thought our defense was real good at the start of the game, stated head coach Don Hogan. “They (Puerto Rico) just played Florida Tech to a very close game, so we knew that they were a good team, and we came out very good defensively.”The Argos cruised out to an 18-2 lead and never looked back. Junior Kenny Holmes (Slidell, La.) led West Florida with 14 points and 10 rebounds. “Kenny is starting to get back to the way he played before injuries,” said Hogan. “He plays very aggressive, and is a good hustler and leaper.” Josh Jackson (Jr. / Madison, Wisc.) and Ryan Henry (Jr. / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) also scored in double digits with 11 and 10 respectively. Lucas Evangelista (Sr. / Argentina) came off the bench to pull down 10 rebounds and dish out two assists in 24 minutes.Coach Hogan was pleased with his team’s ability to handle different defenses. “We have had two games against quick athletic teams that constantly change defenses, and we have handled it well. We have had a great chance to figure out our rotations and lineups on the floor. We played a lot of people, and the minutes are well distributed, and that will help our depth in upcoming games.” The next game for the Argonauts is Tuesday night at the UWF Fieldhouse against Nova Southeastern at 7:30 pm.West Florida out rebounded the Gallitos 51-37, with Holmes and Evangelista each pulling down four offensive rebounds. Point Guard Deondre Boynton (Jr. / Pompano Beach, Fla.) had eight assists and seven rebounds, and has now played two very solid games distributing the basketball. Freshmen Chris Ammons (Navarre, Fla.) came off the bench to score seven points in his 15 minutes of play. Nine different Argonauts played at least 10 minutes, and 11 different players scored for West Florida.West Florida shot 47% for the game, and the same for both halves, while holding Puerto Rico to only 19% shooting in the first half, and 28% for the game. Abraham Colon led the Gallitos with 13 points and four assists. The West Florida defense forced 19 Puerto Rico turnovers. Charles Bouie (Jr. / Pahokee, Fla.) got the Argos going early as he scored the first basket on a nifty spin move and moments later Rod Doss (Jr. Athens, Ala.) added a dunk to spark an 8-0 run to start the game. The Gallitos would never get any closer the rest of the way. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more