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Sound judgment: No DJs, Dolby till Sept 19

DNMUM422306 | 9/15/2018 | Author : Team DNA | WC :176 | Mumbai

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has banned use of Disc Jockeys (DJs) and Dolby sound system during visarjan till September 19. “We cannot be mute to the ground realities,” said a division bench of Justices Shantanu Kemkar and Sarang Kotwal, “The state does not have the optimum resources to keep a check (on noise pollution), thus it may have adopted this method of prohibition.”
Some mandals had taken steps towards a more peaceful celebration even before Friday’s judgment. Naresh Dahibhavkar, president of Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS), which represents 11,000 sarvajanik Ganesh mandals, says the body told mandals in 2017 to not use a DJ and 90 per cent of them complied. “Many mandals have shifted to using traditiona
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