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The Allahabad High Court today held that Azaan (Islamic call to prayer) can be recited by a Muezzin without using any amplifying devices. The Court also held that playing Azaan through sound amplifying devices is not protected under Article 25 of the Constitution.
Holding that recital of Azaan is an integral part of the Islamic religion, the Court directed the administration to refrain from causing any hindrance to the same under the pretext of COVID-19 guideline violations.
The order states,
Allahabad High Court