Loudspeaker Ban: SC Declines Urgent Hearing For Sunburn Festival Organizer's Plea Against Allahabad HC Order

Loudspeaker Ban: SC Declines Urgent Hearing For Sunburn Festival Organizer

The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India ( CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday refused for urgent hearing of a plea which has challenged the Allahabad High order banning loud speakers and DJs in Uttar Pradesh during festive seasons.

Advocate Ayush Negi for the organisers of Sunburn festival, the mega musical event scheduled to be held in Noida on November 9, mentioned before Bench for urgent hearing of the matter.

After discussing with Justice Bobde, who was part of the bench, CJI said "music does not go as music. It is much louder and noisy...."

M/S Spacebound Weblabs Pvt Ltd, the organiser of Sunburn Arena, Noida, approached the Apex court saying that the petitioner is ready to give undertaking that the decibel level of sound will not go beyond the permissible limit.

According to the petition, under noise pollution rules, there is a provision that District Magistrate (DM) is authorised to grant permission if the decivel levels are under control.

On August 21, the Allahabad High Court had banned DJs all across Uttar Pradesh.

The court had asked the state government to ensure that no noise pollution rules are violated in the state.

HC had said that violation of noise pollution laws was violative of fundamental rights of citizens and all DMs to ensure compliance of the court order in their respective districts.

Court had also said if some one flouts the rules, a fine of Rs 1 lakh to be imposed, besides bn jail term of up to five years.