Tripura Governor Compares Azaan To Firecrackers, Sparks Controversy


Agartala: Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Tuesday sparked fresh controversy when he talked about the recent firecracker ban and compared Azaan to firecracker noise. He wrote on twitter that- “Every Diwali fights start over noise pollution from crackers. A few days in a year. But no fight about Azaan over loudspeakers at 4.30 AM!”

Tathagata Roy also tweeted that “Actually this silence of the ‘secular’ crowd over noise pollution by Azaan perplexes me. Loudspkrs are not prescribed in Quran or any Haadis”


Roy’s comment come after the Supreme Court reinstated a ban on the sale of firecrackers during Diwali celebrations in Delhi and NCR, saying it wants to assess the difference in air quality in the highly polluted region.