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HC: What has been done about noisy laughter club?

mumbai Updated: Jun 19, 2012 01:05 IST
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HC: What has been done about noisy laughter club?

The Bombay high court on Monday sought to know what action the local police had taken against a laughter club, which has allegedly become a nuisance for the residents of Kurla.

“It is not proper to gather outside somebody’s house and start laughing,” the division bench of justice SA Bobde and Justice Mridula Bhatkar said while hearing a public interest litigation filed by one of the affected residents, Vinayak Shirsath, 78.

“We are not aware of the facts of the case, but as per the petition, it is not proper,” the judges observed. The court had directed the senior inspector of Vinoba Bhave Nagar police station to immediately curb the nuisance.

The bench has now asked additional public prosecutor Aruna Pai-Kamat to inform the court about the action taken against the club. She has sought more time, as she has not received further information regarding the police action.The matter will now come up for hearing, next Monday.

Shirsath, who had filed the plea, has accused the club members of causing "mental agony, pain and public nuisance" and said that the cacophony has affected his health. The PIL claims that the joggers’ group of around 30, meets at Sheetal Talab in Kurla West. From 7 am, around 10-15 members of the group gather and sing and clap to bhajans, followed by loud and vigorous spells of laughter with each member encouraging others to laugh.