On Tuesday Raj posted a three page statement on Twitter asking for Hindus across the country to put up loudspeakers outside Mosques. Raj in his statement has said that as per the Supreme Court order, “ Loudspeakers cannot be used from 10pm to 6am. Every religion can use loudspeakers only for the duration of their festival days. If you need to use the loudspeaker every day, then permission has to be taken on a daily basis.”
In his statement Raj says that SC had also fixed decibel levels for loudspeakers beyond the stipulated time. “ The loudspeakers usage decibel level limit should be between 10 decibels and between 45 to 55 decibel levels. Please note that 10 decibel levels relates to the whispers that we have amongst ourselves. 55 decibel levels is equivalent to the sound of our Kitchen mixer.”
Raj has claimed that the issue pertained to the ‘unauthorised speakers’ in mosques and points out that in fact many of Mosques are also unauthorised. “ How is it possible that the government has given authorised permissions to unauthorised Masjids to use loudspeakers?. And if permissions are being granted then Hindu temples also need to be given permissions to play the loudspeakers.”said Raj.
The MNS Chief has also objected to Muslims offering their prayers on the roads. ‘Which religion propagates,assembling and sitting on the middle of the roads to pray and cause immense traffic jams? This is the main reason for my statements to the Muslim community that this is a social issue affecting the public (and) kindly take cognizance of the same.”
Raj has now appealed to all Hindus to play Hanuman chalisa in front of Mosques on loudspeakers from 4th May so that ‘they too realise the hindrance of loudspeakers.”
The MNS chief has also asked police officials to enforce the law. “ I appeal to the police force to show that this country is governed by law and order. They should maintain and follow the law. The unauthorised, Masjids and loudspeakers and prayers being held in the middle of roads, need to be addressed duly by law.”
Raj has appealed to all Hindus to play Hanuman chalisa and also complain to the local police station if they find a mosque using loudspeakers. Claiming that this issue will not be ‘solved in one day’, the MNS chief has asked Hindust to constantly keep at it.
Raj has asked Hindus not to put up loudspeakers outside Mosques that have removed their loudspeakers. “ All Hindus should take this call ahead of shutting down loudspeakers… I reiterate the fact that each citizen should know the strength of what it is to be a Hindu… our country doesn’t have so many jails to arrest (all) the Hindus of our country. This very fact should be recognised by all the governments.”wrote Raj.
The MNS Chief also reminded Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray that his late father Bal Thackeray had spoken about bringing down loudspeakers from Mosques. “ I appeal to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra that years ago, Shiv Sena Chief Hindu Hriday Samrat Shri Balasaheb Thackeray had stated that all loudspeakers need to be silenced. Are you going to follow this, or are you going to follow the non religious Sharad Pawar who is responsible to keep you in power? Let the people of Maharashtra know what is going to happen?.
Raj ends his appeal with the new slogan, ‘Abhin nahi to kabhi nahi’ (if not know then it will never happen.