Jul 14 2017 : Mirror (Mumbai)
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Should loudspeakers be allowed at silence zones during Ganeshotsav?
Tejaswini Pandey Student
No, we need not use loudspeakers in order to make ourselves audible to God.Further, the very idea of having a `silence zone' would lose its purpose if we were to make exceptions.
M Qamar Saleem Associate Professor
As it's a big festival of the Hindus, they should be allowed but with enough limits. If they fail to follow the rules, action should be taken.
Ayushi Kenia Student
No. Just because it's a big festival doesn't mean that you turn it into an occasion to disturb everyone around.
Adil Jehangir Bajirao Travel Professional
Yes, it's just a few days in a year. It's a pain one can adjust with.
Niruta Bhatawdekar Social Worker No, noise pollution levels in our city are already high. Moreover, prayers are to be made in silence.
Gaurang Bookseller IT Professional
No, loudspeakers are a big nuisance to senior citizens, students, ailing persons and pregnant women. Invoke your Gods from the bottom of your heart, there is no point inconveniencing people for it.
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