Early Times Report
JAMMU, Apr 21: The Government decision regarding guest control in marriages and other social functions has remained confined to papers only with its implementation not visible on ground.
The Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department (FCSCAD) had issued an order early this year regarding guest control in which the dishes both veg and non veg to be served in marriages were fixed with number of guests was also fixed.
Moreover playing of D J sets and bursting of crackers producing deafning sounds especially after 10 PM was banned from April 1, this year but there is no implementation of the order on ground as the implementation authorities on ground have shown no interest in making it a binding on people to adhere to the order fully.
There has been neither any decrease in the menus during the marriage parties nor guests number has been restricted as per the Government order.
Besides the playing of DJ sets and crackers bursting continues for long hours even beyond midnight especially in those marriage hal
ls which are in the vicinity of residential colonies.
The guest control order issued early this year has gone in vain as loud speakers and DJs continue to add to nuisance.
The Civil society in Jammu and the social and religious bodies had highly welcomed the decision but it is not known who stopped Government to act and implement the order in letter and spirit.
There is a lot of public resentment against Government's failure in implementing the order in letter and spirit in the State.
The Government should act and exert its authority in implementing order said Dileep Bhasin a resident of a newly constructed residential colony in the outskirts of Jammu city where the adjoining
marriage Hall had added to woes of the people due to noise pollution and bursting of crackers upto midnight.
Not only he but Sanjay Parihar living in one of the posh colonies of Jammu which houses two to three marriage halls said that the people pass sleepless nights during the marriage season in their area as the deafening sounds of crackers and DJ sets etc disturb their sleep.
He said despite taking up the issue to concerned quarters the authorities failed to look into matter.