AMRITSAR (TIP): Two mobile jammers have been installed on Golden Temple’s first floor to curb cell phone usage in the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine. SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar told TOI on Friday that the jammers were installed following complaints about “maddening ring tones and beeps of cell phones which disturbed and obstructed worship.”
Makkar said they had tried various methods like issuing appeals to devotees to switch off their mobiles or at least put them on silent mode while entering the Golden Temple. “We couldn’t have barred people from entering with their cell phones given the everyday rush,” he said. The SGPC is also planning to install two more jammers inside the temple complex but not near the ‘Parikarma’ (circumambulation) as sometimes devotees get lost in the crowd and need to be traced by their relatives using phones.