Hyderabad, Aug. 31 -- In a first step of its kind, New York City has allowed mosques across the city to broadcast the call to prayer on Fridays and during the holy month of Ramzan over external loudspeakers, in response to the request of the Muslim community.

The call to prayer, is known in Arabic as the Azaan or Adhan.

This announcement came during a press conference held by city's mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday, August 29.

"For too long, there has been a feeling that our communities were not allowed to amplify their calls to prayer," Eric Adamssaidin a statement.

"Today, we are cutting red tape and saying clearly that mosques and houses of worship are free to amplify their call to prayer on Fridays and during Ramzan without a permit ne...