LUCKNOW || In an innovative move that would have positive and far-reaching consequences, the Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday announced that it would ensure “peaceful and noise-pollution free environment” for students appearing for the board exams across the state. This would be in terms of the sound pollution in all forms, including loud music.
Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Aseem Arun said on the directives of the state’s DGP, a special campaign would be rolled out in the state between February 15 to March 31, days when board exams are held.
In case the students appearing for the boards are disturbed during their preparations, they can call the cops at 112 and the men-in-khaki would come to their rescue promptly, the officer said. If the noise is above the prescribed standards and things like loud music, DJ’s and marriage band processions are creating problems for the students, they can petition the police for help.
People found violating the rules repeatedly would be taken to task and legal action was taken against them, the high-ranking cop informed further. For a police force riled by accusations of barbarism and corruption, the novel idea seems to be out of the league. The stakeholders too, seem to be elated at the news. Tribhuvan Tiwari, a class Xth student told The News Agency that it was a “wonderful move“. Ruchika Sharma, a class XIIth student had similar views to echo.