Residents Protest Noise Disturbances at NJ Hindu Temple

September 9, 2004

Source: Sayreville Suburban

On September 9, 2004 Sayreville Suburban reported, "Residents who live near the Dwarkadhish Temple on Washington Road say noise from the Hindu temple continues to be a major disturbance. In turn, temple officials are threatening to sue certain area residents and the borough for religious discrimination. The temple and a group of surrounding residents have been at odds over its outdoor activities, and borough officials have found themselves in the middle of the debate... Shirley Dill said the issues of noise from the temple, which opened on Washington Road 10 years ago, didn’t start until the summer of 2003. While a number of residents have said the temple was to originally hold most events indoors, with about 500 people in attendance, many have instead found their way outside in tents, with speakers and microphones used to accommodate thousands of attendees. A nine-day celebration at the temple, which Dill claimed had music playing through a public-address system until 10 p.m. each night, brought residents before the council in August of last year."

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