Assam: Bongaigaon District Magistrate Enacts Section 144 and Bans Use of DJ Systems and Loudspeakers

Guwahati: The District Magistrate in the Bongaigaon district on Tuesday issued an order under Section 144 CrPC prohibiting the use of DJ systems and loudspeakers in the town area between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM.

In this regard, the district administration issued a notice in which they stated that it has come to their attention that numerous organisations and a portion of the public are willfully and illegally employing loudspeakers and DJ systems to play loud music at high volumes during the night.

”Whereas, it has been brought to the notice of the undersigned that many organisations section of the Public are willingly and unlawfully play loud music using loudspeakers and DJ systems in high decibels during night hours in different locations in Greater Bongaigaon town area at parties or programmes, etc., not authorized by the District Administration,” the order dated December 12 read.

According to the administration, playing loud music at high decibel levels affects the learning environment of students who are taking examinations as well as people who have health issues.

”Whereas, this act also violates the notification of the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt of India No. S.O 50(E), The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control (Amendment) Rules, 2010 Dtd. 11/01/2010 and also the Judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India no 3735 of 2005.

Whereas, in view of the above & for a public interest, now, in the exercise of powers conferred to me under section 144 CrPc., I Sri Nabadeep Pathak, ACS, District Magistrate, Bongaigaon do hereby prohibit and order Organisations/Public etc., to refrain from playing Loud speakers & DJ systems at different parties/programmes during night hours(10 PM-6 AM) in greater Bongaigaon Town Area,” the order added.

It further stated that anyone breaking the aforementioned order would result in the undersigned taking the required legal measures.

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