Heads of religious places voluntarily removed loudspeakers from various places in the Ujjain district on the call of the Superintendent of Police (SP) on December 15.
Ujjain SP Sachin Sharma held a meeting with religious gurus and other concerned members on December 14 and informed them about the rules and regulations of the State Government regarding the use of loudspeakers in religious places and other public places in the State.
“After the instruction of the State Government, we held a meeting with all the religious leaders and members of Gram Raksha Samiti and Nagar Raksha Samiti here regarding loudspeakers, in which the instructions of the State Government were clearly explained, especially about the limit of sound, which loudspeakers, boxes can be used. After this approval process will start for the public. Those who don’t take permission, strict action will be taken against them,” Sharma told the media.
After yesterday’s meeting, people welcomed the decision, and they were voluntarily taking action (referring to removing loudspeakers) according to the set parameters, the officer added.
Notably, soon after assuming office on December 13, MP CM Mohan Yadav ordered a ban on the “unregulated use of loudspeakers” in religious places and other public places.
“Today, we have taken several discussions during the first Cabinet meeting. We have raised the issue of meat sales in the open and have proposed to bring rules for this, in the Cabinet meeting today,” MP CM Mohan Yadav said while addressing a press conference in Bhopal on December 13.
Guidelines for the use of loudspeakers, based on the orders of the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal, were also issued for immediate implementation, he said.
A flying squad will be constituted in each district to monitor the sound levels of loudspeakers and DJ systems playing music at religious places, the official said.
District Administration warns shopkeepers not to sell meat in open
Bhopal district administration on December 15 warned all the shopkeepers in the city not to sell meat in open, informing them to put a glass sheet or transparent sheet before the shop, otherwise action will be taken in case of violation.
The administration also informed them to get a licence for the shop as soon as possible and gave them seven days time to tick all the boxes.
Bhopal Collector Ashish Singh said, “CM Mohan Yadav has given instructions that the guidelines of the Supreme Court, the rules of the Pollution Control Board should be strictly followed and an order has been issued by the Government for the same. For this, we held a meeting with the Meat Seller Association yesterday and everyone has agreed regarding the order (not to sell meat in open and without permission). They have taken seven days to cover all the shops by installing transparent glass. In the meantime, the Municipal Corporation team will continue to spread information in this regard. If any violation is found after seven days, then action will be taken.”
A time frame of seven days has been given to all the shopkeepers, and the team will keep checking the area. If any violation is found, a team will be sent after seven days to remove the shop, he said, adding that the Municipal Corporation team will be taking care of this responsibility and it will work under the guidance of SDM, the collector added.
A shopkeeper, Shafiq Qureshi, said, “We have had a licence for the last 40 years, and we keep renewing it every year. We will follow the orders issued by the CM and we are very grateful to him that he took such a step. With this, there will be no problem for the commuters, there will be no dirt, and our city, Bhopal, will remain healthy.”
Another trader, Mushtaq, said that they would follow the orders. They would apply glass and would act according to the Government’s orders. The decision is right, and the rules should be followed. Meat should not be sold in the open as people passing by feel unpleasant after seeing it, so glass should be installed. The decision is absolutely right.
Soon after assuming office on December 13, MP CM Mohan Yadav held a cabinet meeting and decided to ban meat sales in the open and shops running without permission.