Woken by morning azaan, Sonu Nigam sparks controversy by tweets

Toni Houston
April 19, 2017

He finished it off saying it as gundagardi that has outraged masses on social media. Pooja tweeted: "I wake each morning to the sound of church bells & the Azaan in a quiet by-lane of Bandra". He meant to say that these prayers should not be done on loudspeakers so that those who do not wish to listen to them, should bypass the sound. "When will this forced religiousness end in India?" he said, drawing near-immediate outrage.

He dubbed the practice as intimidation in nature.

It's not that everyone condemned the singer for these tweets, there were some who also stood in support of him. "Why then.? Honest? True?", he further said.

He tweeted: 'God bless everyone.

The "halka halka" singer even went on to draw parallels with other religions.


In his concluding tweets, the famous singer said the act was nothing but gundagardi. "Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?" he questioned in a second tweet.

"Whoever has tweeted is not important but talking on noise pollution and its effects on people is an important matter to be looked into".

"Azaan should be stopped in India, where millions of Muslims live, because desh ka laadla Sonu Nigam can't sleep. Ban ALL loudspeakering of religion (sic)".

On the other hand Maharashtra Congress leader Naseem Khan said Nigam's comments were intended at communal polarisation and for cheap publicity. Just as one thought that such confusion prevails only with brand names, came yet confusion over names of two celebrities' viz., Sonu Nigam and Sonu Sood.

He clarified that he does not have a problem with Azaan or Aarti, but with the loudspeakers.

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