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Comments  Comments [ 6 ]    By Priyanka Chauhan | 18 April 2017 | 10:08am

Leading singer Sonu Nigam on Monday lashed out at "forced religiousness" in India after being woken up by the 'azaan' from a nearby mosque, triggering a torrent of reaction for and against.

The "Kal ho naa ho" singer posted: "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?"

Nigam explained his stance in a long Twitter post.

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

"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? Gundagardi hai, bus."

He tagged Maharastra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

"Dear Fadnavis, please note and help us force police to act against illegal blaring of azaan and other such activities," the singer pleaded.

As Nigam's views went viral, reactions poured in from all over India.

Pakistan-born Canadian writer Tarek Fatah sided with the singer: "You are spot on Sonu Nigam. Thank god there is at least one person in India who has the courage to stare down mullah bullying. Shut the 4 a.m. azaan."

Not everyone felt the same way.

Standup comedian Atul Khatri asked the Bollywood singer to find a new place if he was facing so much trouble.

"Hey Sonu Nigam, Shift to Ayodhya. I know a place there where there is no mosque," he tweeted.

Maharashtra Congress leader Naseem Khan said Nigam's comments were intended at communal polarization and for cheap publicity.

Khan told IANS: "He (Nigam) is a lover of late night parties and then sleeps till late hours. The Bombay High Court has permitted loudspeakers' use from 6 a.m.to 10 p.m. So, his statement is baseless and aimed at creating divisions among communities."

Film editor Apurva Asrani expressed his opposition to all kinds of noise pollution.

"(I) 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 loud-speakering of religion," he tweeted.

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri lent support to Nigam: "I am willing to sponsor a campaign against illegal blaring of azaan and other prayers on loudspeakers. Suggest a creative hashtag."

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  • komol
    Date: 4/23/2017 2:04:35 PMkomol

    Bigot,bully and religious fanatic.The azan is meant to call all Muslims for prayers not to enforce a.religon upon any one.If someone hears a Hindu procession it doesn't mean that Hindus are trying to enforce their religion upon someone.The man has no respect.Shame on you for targetting a religion and their faith.Be ashamed that you could not practice tolerance.And speak up on a religion one you're well informed about it.I hope this contaversy has given you a the few moments of Fame you so desperately wanted.
    #Bigot #Democracy #DicriminationOfMinorities

  • winkydinks
    Date: 4/19/2017 4:23:17 AMwinkydinks

    Y can't u get sound proof doors for ur bed room. Ppl believe playing religious music brings positive energy.wot abt Ganesh Chaturthi or Navratri wen loud music us played for more than a week. U nvr tweeted then ???

  • Sano88
    Date: 4/19/2017 1:39:09 AMSano88

    he's now changing his statements because at first he added 'forced religion' in his tweet, but later, added another tweets to cover himself up. Also, he's been shouting that at the time of Prophet Mohammad there was no electricity to which I wanted to convey it to him that.. at that time there were no buildings or have this kind of noisy environment which we've today. plus hazrat bilal had that high pitched voice which used to make people wakeup from their sleep to pray. Having said that, you should give people space to do what they want. By this I'm assuming muslims need to migrate from India because they are not allowed to do what they want there. I live in a country where nearby there are masjids everywhere.. does it mean people here don't sleep? lol..2017-04-19 01:41:36

  • Hanalita
    Date: 4/18/2017 11:06:57 AMHanalita

    You know its okay to ban loudspeakers but not wen he says Islam is made by Mohamed ,,, why wld he say that if he doesnt know anything

  • adeela
    Date: 4/18/2017 3:15:11 AMadeela

    Azaan is the most beautiful sound in the world for me

  • saiba007
    Date: 4/18/2017 3:07:30 AMsaiba007

    shame on you all people i cant belive i am your fan nigham... no more fan i am of yours nor do i will hear your songs... shame on you.

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