Sonu Nigam opposes azaan on loudspeaker, gets trolled on Twitter

sonu nigamSonu Nigam complains he isn’t a Muslim but still has to wake up to azaan, angers fans. The singer has complained how he was bothered by the sound of azaan in the morning, angering several of his fans.

Sonu Nigam has angered several of his fans and followers with an insensitive tweet on Monday morning. The singer complained of ‘forced religiousness’ on being woken up to the sound of azaan (a mosque’s call to prayer) even though he is not a Muslim.

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Sonu Nigam ✔ @sonunigam

God bless everyone. I’m not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the Azaan in the morning. When will this forced religiousness end in India

5:25 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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“God bless everyone. I’m not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the Azaan in the morning. When will this forced religiousness end in India,” he wrote.

The tweet has not gone down well with a lot of his fans and followers. “I am a fan of urs but this was definitely a bullshit statement. U gotta respect other religions beliefs. It’s a democratic country,” wrote one.

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Madhur Chandna @macchandna

@sonunigam I am a fan of urs but this was definitely a bullshit statement. U gotta respect other religions beliefs. It’s a democratic country.

5:52 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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#DestroyTheAadhaar @Stupidosaur

@sonunigam So true.Only cows should be made to moo in morning on loudspeaker in jugalbadi with Sonu to remind u not to eat beef https://twitter.com/sonunigam/status/853758848133242880 …

8:12 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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=) @smiles61446

@sonunigam Learn to accept & respect our religious differences. Living in a multi-religious society demands some tolerance.

6:09 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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Saniya Pathan @saaniisweet

@sonunigam India is a secular country, u cant say such things. So many Muslims out there… should they not be called to prayer, cuz you get disturbed?

6:10 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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DILWAR HUSSAIN @DIL__war

@sonunigam Sir i am a fan of yours but you should have known that India is a secular country with many religions ,so topic of religion we should avoid

6:35 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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Anamika @AnaMyID

@sonunigam “forced religiousness” So you were compelled to offer namaaz out of your deep respect for all faiths? Good for you! https://twitter.com/sonunigam/status/853758848133242880 …

8:44 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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Some even offered him tips on how to not let the sound ruin his sleep:

 

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Nazish Zeb @shahanzeb

@sonunigam Who forced u , kan Mai roi ghussa Ker Soye rahe . What rubbish

5:44 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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On seeing the countless angry comments being thrown at him, Sonu decided to reply with some of his own:

 

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Sonu Nigam ✔ @sonunigam

And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?

5:31 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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Sonu Nigam ✔ @sonunigam

I don’t believe in any temple or gurudwara using electricity To wake up people who don’t follow the religion . Why then..? Honest? True?

5:36 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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Sonu Nigam ✔ @sonunigam

Gundagardi hai bus…

5:49 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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Of course there are several people who agree with Sonu on this one:

 

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Sanity Speaker 🔊 @sanity_speaker

@shahanzeb @sonunigam The loudspeaker used in mosques. It needs to be banned as well.

6:06 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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#Strategicculture @devigoes4alpha

@saaniisweet @intellisurfer @sonunigam He has made valid comments as a citizen and his freedom of speech is inviolable. Use an alarm clock on ur iPhone to get up at 5am on Sunday.

6:37 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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Ratnesh Mishra @iRatneshMishra

@sonunigam I faced this for 10 years till I came 2 USA. Its a torture that everyone is facing in India. U will raise voice they will release #Fatwa

7:00 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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Ratnesh Mishra @iRatneshMishra

@sonunigam I faced this for 10 years till I came 2 USA. Its a torture that everyone is facing in India. U will raise voice they will release #Fatwa

7:00 AM – 17 Apr 2017

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Saurabh सौरभ‌ @KavitaShavita

@sonunigam Thanks Sonu for taking brave & bold stance 👍

I respect all faiths but this over projection must stop. Keep religion with your walls. Peace 🐦

मुंबई. सोनू निगम ने सोमवार को एक आपत्तिजनक बयान दिया है। उन्होंने सुबह मस्जिदों में होने वाली अजान पर सवाल उठाए। सोनू ने ट्वीट में लिखा, “भगवान सब को खुश रखे। मैं मुस्लिम नहीं हूं और मुझे अजान की वजह से सुबह उठना पड़ा। भारत में कब धर्म को थोपा जाना बंद होगा।” सोनू ने सवाल किया- फिर इतना शोरशराबा क्यों…?
 – सोनू ने सोमवार को इसे लेकर चार ट्वीट किए। उन्होंने लिखा- “जिस समय मोहम्मद साहब ने इस्लाम बनाया तब बिजली नहीं थी। फिर एडिसन की खोज के बाद हमें इसकी क्या जरूरत है?”
– सोनू ने मंदिरों और गुरुद्वारों में होने वाली सुबह की आरती और कीर्तन पर भी सवाल खड़े किए। उन्होंने अगले ट्वीट में लिखा, “मुझे नहीं लगता है कि कोई मंदिर या गुरुद्वारा इलेक्ट्रिसिटी का इस्तेमाल उन लोगों को उठाने के लिए करते हैं, जो उस धर्म का पालन नहीं करते।”
– इसके बाद अगले ट्वीट में सोनू ने लिखा- “गुंडागर्दी है बस।”
फैन्स ने दिए ये रिएक्शन
– सोनू ने जैसे ही पहला ट्वीट किया, लोगों ने उसपर अपनी राय देनी भी शुरू कर दी।
– एक फैन ने लिखा, “मैं आपका फैन हूं। लेकिन यह बकवास स्टेटमेंट है। आपको दूसरे धर्मों का सम्मान करना चाहिए। हम एक डेमोक्रेटिक देश में रह रहे हैं। मैं मुस्लिम नहीं हूं। लेकिन यह जानता हूं कि यह भगवान को पुकारने का उनका तरीका है। यह विश्वास की बात है।”
– एक अन्य फैन ने लिखा, “दोस्त किसी मस्जिद के पास घर ले लो। कुछ दिनों में समझ आ जाएगा कि वे क्या कह रहे हैं।”
– एक और फैन ने लिखा, “भारत धर्म निरपेक्ष देश है। यहां आप ऐसी बात नहीं कह सकते। यहां मुसलमानों की तादाद काफी है। वे इसलिए अपनी प्रेयर नहीं रोक सकते, क्योंकि आप डिस्टर्ब हो जाएंगे।”

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