The Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy is back in the news. This time he has drawn a parallel between Azaan and the noise of firecrackers.
Questioning those who complain of noise pollution due to firecrackers during Diwali, Roy on Tuesday tweeted, "Every Diwali, fights start over noise pollution from crackers. Crackers that are burst only a few days in a year. But no fight about azaan over loudspeakers at 4.30 AM!"
"Actually this silence of the 'secular' crowd over noise pollution by Azaan perplexes me. Loudspeakers are not prescribed in Quran or any Haadis", he went on to say.
His comments come in the backdrop of the West Bengal government imposing restrictions on bursting of firecrackers from 10 pm on Diwali to 6 am the next morning.
Roy had earlier said in the aftermath of the SC ban on crackers in Delhi, "Not just firecrackers, someday the "award wapsi" brigade may even call for a ban on Hindu cremations on the pretext of air pollution", Roy tweeted on Tuesday.