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17 mosques in Kerala's Malappuram to deliver azaan once in a day to curb noise pollution

The programme was organised a day after Eid-ul-Fitr (representative image) (Image source: Flickr) Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 15, 2017, 10.48 AM (IST)

Leading by example, a group of 17 mosques in Kerala's Malappuram district has decided to deliver just one azaan, the Muslim call to prayer, instead of five to curb noise pollution.

The decision comes in the wake of increasing clamour for curbing noise pollution by religious institutions. 

In an agreement between Valiya Juma Masjid, which is the biggest mosque in Vazhakkad area, and 17 other mosques, an arrangement was worked out in which the azaan will be delivered from the Valiya Juma Masjid and the other smaller mosques in the area will repeat it without the use of loudspeakers.

The azaan from different mosques multiple times in a day caused inconvenience to educational institutions and public in the area, T P Abdul Azeez, President, Vazhakkad Mosques Committee, told an Indian news portal. 

A five-member committee to coordinate the timing of azaan from different mosques has also been formed, according to the news report.

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