Under the auspices of the Hindu community, Sri Ram Sena, Hanuman recited the Chalisa through loudspeakers in several temples. Pramod Muthalik, the founder of Sri Rama Sena, inaugurated the program at 5 am at a temple in Mysore district. To this extent Hanuman Chalisa and Suprabhat prayers were offered in a thousand temples against the azan in the mosques.
Pramod Muthalik said the program would be extended to more temples in the coming days. He alleged that the government was not taking any action on the azaleas being heard through loudspeakers in mosques. He questioned the problem in taking action against Azan, which is unconstitutional and illegal. Patients and students are troubled by the azan which is heard at dawn. He said that the law should be protected and no one should be above the law.
On the other hand, the police entered the field and arrested the activists while they were preparing to sing Hanuman Chalisa in a temple in Bangalore. Security has been beefed up across the state as there is a possibility of religious clashes. The loudspeaker controversy has now flared up again in a state that has been in turmoil over the hijab controversy.