The Noorani Masjid, Bandra west and Muslim Kabrastan Masjid in Santacruz west will face action under the Maharashtra Police Act and Indian Penal Code Section 188, and other laws for playing loudspeakers to blare out the morning 'azan' and prayers on Saturday.
A division bench comprising Justice Vivek Kumar Birla and Justice Vikas said: "The law says that it is not a constitutional right to use loudspeakers in mosques."
The LoP said it is not against any religion nor is it the responsibility of any particular person. “However, the entire administration should work unitedly to ensure that the Supreme Court’s order is implemented,” stated Bidhuri.
Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) in Uttar Pradesh, Prashant Kumar said: "So far, till 7 a.m. on Sunday, 53,942 loudspeakers have been removed from various religious places across the state while the sound level of 60,295 loudspeakers was reduced and brought down to the level of standard parameters."
As per the data released by the government, a total of 10,923 loudspeakers were uninstalled from various religious sites in the state and the volume of 35,221 loudspeakers was lowered as per the parameters till 4.00 pm on Wednesday.
The home department has instructed police stations to make a list of all such places and send their reports to the home department by April 30.
'Nobody should take a position that's detrimental to national unity,' a statement quoted Athawale as saying.