Sonu Nigam’s tweets on “forced religiousness” was a wake-up call for many of us. Though his tweets were a bit aggressive, but the message he conveyed was loud and clear. But sadly, most people didn’t understand his sanity. He was wrongly blamed for targeting the idea of praying. The truth is, his only concern was the misuse of loudspeakers at religious places.
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) April 16, 2017
It was about Loudspeaker, and only loudspeaker. Too bad that they r on Mosques, Temples & Gurudwaras, thus the reference. Let’s be human 1st https://t.co/JDwUHvqDnW
— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 18, 2017
Moreover, the ace singer took a ‘bald’ move for his integrity and beliefs after a maulvi, Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi, announced an award of Rs 10 lakh for the person who can shave Sonu’s hair.
This controversy took an another chaotic turn when BBC Urdu reported that the azaan cannot be heard at Sonu Nigam’s house. According to the reports, a BBC reporter went to Nigam’s house at 5 a.m since the time of azaan is 5.04 a.m. The reporter waited for half-an-hour and still, couldn’t hear any prayers.
A BBC journalist tweeted this:
— Aliya Nazki (@AliyaNazki) April 19, 2017
It is now said that the BBC reporters missed out an important detail. Reporters had visited his Andheri flat located in Mumbai, Versova area, and the singer has another flat at Andheri’s Millat Nagar area, and that is where the singer tweeted on Monday morning.
The Quint team visited his another flat, and the Azaan is easily audible.
Also, the singer, too, posted a video from his flat which clearly proves his stand.
Goodmorning India pic.twitter.com/gG8lqPZTSQ
— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 23, 2017
The truth is out.