Bangalore: Amid the ongoing loudspeaker controversy in Karnataka, state Home Minister Araga Gyanendra said on Friday that the government has sent notices to religious institutions across the state, ordering them to keep the voice "up to the prescribed limit". Gyanendra said that, 'Religious institutions of the entire state have been warned by issuing notices. They have also been instructed to reduce the noise to the prescribed limit. If not, action will be taken. Everyone has to follow the orders of the court.
Gyanendra also reacted to the video released by the terrorist organization Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri on the Hijab controversy. The minister expressed doubts over possible communication with India. He said that a thorough inquiry would be conducted on the matter. He said, 'Communication can happen from here. Our team from IB and Karnataka is looking into this matter. Thorough investigation will be done from all angles. We have also given instructions to the police officers. I am not saying that everyone has colluded.
Talking about the links of the terrorist organization in the country, the minister said that it is a matter of investigation. He said that, 'Al Qaeda video has already been released. They have no presence in our country. He has released this video from somewhere else. Their link in our country will have to be investigated, what is the situation after all.