New Delhi: Sonu Nigam's azaan tweet has caused a stir on social media sites and ensured the singer become a trending hash tag on twitter. Sonu, have once again standing by his commitment of banning loudspeakers and has said in his fresh tweets that loudspeakers should be banned whether they are in temples or mosques. On Monday morning Sonu tweed after being woken up early by morning azaan and had tagged it 'gundagardi and forced religiousness'.
While, on Tuesday he wrote despite the backlash, " Dear everyone. Tour stand exposes your own IQ. I stand by my statement that loudspeakers should not be allowed in Mosques and Temples.Period."
Dear everyone. Your stand exposes your own IQ. I stand by my statement that loudspeakers should not be allowed in Mosques & Temples. Period— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 18, 2017
He also replied to some of the tweets. In response to music composer Wajid Khan who had written, "@sonunigam that everyone has thr own point of view but that can be said without hurting others sentiments. Hope u'll understand whr coming from," Sonu wrote, "Dear @wajidkhan7. If for once u stop being a Muslim & simply be a Citizen of India, u will see what everyone is truly talking about. Love."
"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. And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Why do O have to have this cacophony after Edison? I don't believe in any religion. Why then.. ? Honest.. ?True.. ? Gundagardi hai bus.. " he had been written is a series of tweets on Monday.
Soon enough trolling started with a few even lauding his tweets and asking for a ban on loudspeakers.
Among the supporters were filmmaker Vivek
Agnihotri saying, "I an willing to sponsor a campaign against illegal blaring
of Azaan and other prayers on loudspeakers. Suggest a creative hashtag." He
went on to tag the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, to look
into the matter.
Vivek wrote, "Dear @DevFadnavi plz note and help us force police to act against illegal blaring of Azaan and other such activities," Filmmaker Apurva Asrani also wanted loudspeakers to be done away with, "Don't want t o hear the Azaan at dawn, nor do I want to hearing a Chikni Chameli tuned Ganesh Aarti at dusk. Ban ALL loudspeakering of religion."
While, Biollywood actress Pooja Bhatt opposed the act wrote on Twitter, "I wake each morning to the sound of church bells & the Azaan in a quiet bylane of Bandra,. I light an aggarbatti & salute the spirit of India."