Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam kicked up a storm on Twitter after tweeting about being woken up in the morning by the Azaan given by a mosque near his house. Here's what he wrote...
Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam kicked up a storm on Twitter after tweeting about being woken up in the morning by the Azaan given by a mosque near his house.
Sonu Nigam rued about the fact that he was not a Muslim and 'had to be woken up by the Azaan in the morning'. He termed this as 'forced religiousness' and called it 'gundagardi'.
Here's what Sonu Nigam tweeted:
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— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) 16 April 2017
And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) 17 April 2017
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?— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) 17 April 2017
Gundagardi hai bus...— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) 17 April 2017
Sonu Nigam's tweets went viral and he was among the top trending topics on Twitter.
Twitterati reacted strongly to Sonu Nigam's tweets. While some 'roasted' the singer, others thought he had a valid point.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
What Sonu Nigam just tweeted actually shows that he has the balls to speak up on something that many ppl resist talking about!— Queen B (@_msfancypantss) April 17, 2017
Waiting for the tweet saying that Sonu Nigam's account was hacked and these tweets to be deleted. pic.twitter.com/22oVArngB1— Suresh En (@surnell) April 17, 2017
I am with Sonu Nigam. If that ugly screems in mosque is permitted, every temple must play suprabhata at 5 am daily. pic.twitter.com/Duy6ttpfta— Sourish Mukherjee (@me_sourish) April 17, 2017
Today Libtards will attack Sonu Nigam because he spoke blatant truth. Since freedom of speech is selective & only applies to them.— Devika (@Dayweekaa) April 17, 2017
Sonu Nigam has a valid point (irrespective of faith). pic.twitter.com/zQNEToeE7u— à¤Âu00c2u0085à¤¤à¥Âu00c2u0081à¤² (@amz360) April 17, 2017
Sir I too..! We cant study even After Azaan they just Give Their speeches and else..! Frustrated https://t.co/jJP3i8gePE— Pramod Patel (@iampramodpatel) April 17, 2017
Yes Sonu Nigam ban everything that disturbs ppl . From Azaan to ghantis & jagrans to celebrations on roads. Come with me to @CMOMaharashtra— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) April 17, 2017
India Proving against and again why they r a disgrace to human values and freedom,,a azaan Disturbs him, and those Bhajans r OK. https://t.co/dG4tYDiLaO— °• Shaheen •° (@Shaheen_Kmr) April 17, 2017
This idiot is actually comparing once-in-an-year happening Ganesh pandal wid everyday azaan? Ganesh pandals get MCD permission, azaans do nt https://t.co/6VAO77PHMH— Krishi (@sunnykrishi) April 17, 2017
Kudos to you Sonu Nigam. & with that said, im against the use of loud speakers by gurudwaras & temples too, just as mosques.— Queen B (@_msfancypantss) April 17, 2017
Azaan should be stopped in India, where millions of Muslims live, because desh ka laadla Sonu Nigam can't sleep. Where is the tolerance? FO.— Sheru. (@iamzaalima) April 17, 2017
Dear Sonu Nigam u forget u started ur career doing jagrata all night. Where was gundagardi thn. If azaan shd stop thn jagrata shd also stop.— G.MISHRA (@Satyameva_J) April 17, 2017
Don't want to hear the Azaan at dawn, nor do I want to hear a Chikni Chameli tuned Ganesh Aarti at dusk. Ban ALL loudspeakering of religion. https://t.co/BVu1Nb6mKR— Apurva Asrani (@Apurvasrani) April 17, 2017
@sonunigam Learn to accept & respect our religious differences. Living in a multi-religious society demands some tolerance.— =) (@smiles61446) April 17, 2017
@sonunigam There is so much hatred already sir plz stop spreading more ðÂu00c2u009fÂu00c2u0099Âu00c2u008fðÂu00c2u009fÂu00c2u008f»ðÂu00c2u009fÂu00c2u0099Âu00c2u008fðÂu00c2u009fÂu00c2u008f»— Nazish Zeb (@shahanzeb) April 17, 2017
@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?— Saniya Pathan (@saaniisweet) April 17, 2017
@sonunigam For my all time fav bollywood singer to tweet in Such a disrespectful manner is ridiculous. I have lost all respect for you— Asam (@Asam__A) April 17, 2017
@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.— Madhur Chandna (@macchandna) April 17, 2017
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