On August 28, Vinod Argile, a local leader of the MNS, was seen slapping Prakash Devi and then getting into a heated argument with her even as locals tried to pacify them, the video of the incident which has gone viral on social media, showed.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut alleged that attempts were being made to divide the “Hindu society”, adding people of the community are also unhappy since temples have stopped using loudspeakers for ‘Aarti’ (prayers).
The Uttar Pradesh government issued the order to remove illegal loudspeakers from religious places in the state on April 24. According to the norms, loudspeakers playing at a shrine should not go outside the premises. The authorities have been empowered to remove the loudspeakers if the rule is violated.