Silent Zone | Declare Ramdaspeth as silent zone, protest against Garba on school grounds
- HC seeks reply from Municipal Corporation and Police
Nagpur. A petition was filed in the High Court by Pawan Sarda opposing the declaration of Ramdaspeth’s farmland as silent zone and organizing Garba or Dandiya on the grounds of Mor Hindi Upper Primary School located in Ramdaspeth. After hearing the petition on Friday, Justice Sunil Shukre and Justice GA Sanap issued notices to the state government’s Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Urban Development Department, Ministry of Home Affairs, Municipal Commissioner, Municipal Assistant Commissioner, CP and others and filed their replies till 26. ordered to do. On behalf of the petitioner rm Bhangde, on behalf of the State Govt. Nivedita Mehta, on behalf of Municipal Corporation. Jaimini Cassatt argued. The petitioner also requested the court to cancel the approval given by the Commissioner of Police to the Garba, which was going to be held between September 26 and October 4.
Will not get time, hearing will not be postponed
After hearing the petition on Friday, the court clarified in the order that the petitioner has objected to the noise from film music played on DJs during Navratri. The sound of DJ is so hoarse that it can harm people. Due to the seriousness of the matter related to noise pollution, it is necessary to hear this petition soon. The court said in the order that while speedy hearing is necessary, there is also a need to give sufficient time to the respondent party to present its case. Therefore, the court gave 3 days time to all the respondents to present their case in writing. It was clarified in the order that no time will be given to any party to file a reply in the hearing to be held on 26. The hearing for this will also not be adjourned.
ban on permission
The petitioner also sought a stay on the permission given by the Municipal Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner. Also requested to order a ban on any kind of event on this ground during Navratri. During the hearing on the petition, it was told that there is a municipal school in Ramdaspeth. Where there is also a field of 2,500 square meters. The Ramdaspeth Association had applied to the Municipal Corporation and the police to conduct Garba here in the year 2019. At the same time it was opposed. A memorandum was also submitted to the CP. At that time the Ramdaspeth Association had assured to organize this Garba for the last time. eso. He had also assured to completely shut down the DJ and loudspeakers at 10 pm. But the event continues till after 10 pm. Although the event has not been held here since 2020, but now Garba is being performed again.