Hyderabad: The wedding season is in full swing this time of the year. While it is a joyous occasion for the couples and their families, residents claim to be having sleepless nights because of it. This is courtesy of the loud music, firecrackers and drunken revelry that surround these weddings.
“Now that the wedding season is here, we hear awful, cacophonous bands playing well beyond the 10 pm time limit causing a headache to everyone who isn’t drunk and dancing, with the music. Why are we forced to stay awake for their celebration?” questioned Mani Shanker, a resident of Banjara Hills.
It is not just people in Banjara Hills, even those living in Srinagar Colony claim that they are overwhelmed with the light and sound show that has become a wedding.
“Weddings usually take place inside the wedding hall, but now they come out on to the street. There is music playing from a small car which is followed by a parade of drunks dancing around it,” said Mr T.K.R. Sastry, a resident of Srinagar Colony.
All this, despite having a permissible time for crackers to be ignited and music played. Residents allege that the police is hand-in-glove with the revellers and turns a blind eye towards the sights and sounds.
“We live in Yellareddyguda, which is a good kilometre away from the hubbub of Banjara Hills or Srinagar Colony, but a good night’s sleep continues to elude us. Because a lot of music is blaring from these small vehicles which play music along the streets,” said T. Satyanarayana, a resident of Yellareddyguda.
Residents are now of the opinion that the hands of the police have been lined by the revellers. “These people think that they have a free run and since the guys are drunk and aggressive, nobody likes to confront them on the street,” said Shanker....