I stand by my statement that loudspeakers should not be allowed in mosques and temples: Sonu Nigam


Gundagardi hai bus…” he had written in a series of tweets on Monday. I stand by my statement that loudspeakers should not be allowed in Mosques & Temples. If for once u stop being a Muslim & simply be a Citizen of India, u will see what everyone is truly talking about. Also read | Sonu Nigam azaan row: Singer calls religion ‘gundagardi’ after being woken up by azaan, gets slammed on Twitter
While trolling was incessant, some like actor Richa Chadha, author Tarak fateh and filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri also supported Sonu. Sonu had tweeted on Monday morning after being woken up by morning azaan and had tagged it ‘gundagardi and forced religiousness’. But did it faze Sonu Nigam? Suggest a creative hashtag.” He went on to tag Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, to look into the matter. Your stand exposes your own IQ. ✌?️” Vivek tweeted, “I am willing to sponsor a campaign against illegal blaring of Azaan and other prayers on loudspeakers. Vivek wrote, “Dear @DevFadnavis pl note and help us force police to act against illegal blaring of Azaan and other such activities.”

People will misunderstand your tweet n give it a communal tinge, only those who know you will know you mean not to stoke a fire. Honest? Thank God there is at least 1 person in India who has the courage to stare down mullah bullying. 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 comng frm,” Sonu wrote, “Dear @wajidkhan7. When will this forced religiousness end in India. If for once u stop being a Muslim & simply be a Citizen of India, u will see what everyone is truly talking about. I don’t believe in any temple or gurudwara using electricity To wake up people who don’t follow the religion. Love.”

Dear @wajidkhan7. Your stand exposes your own IQ. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, he wrote despite the backlash, “Dear everyone. Not at all. Shut the 4AM Azaan http://t.co/yVdliZzAUn
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) April 17, 2017
Filmmaker Apurva Asrani also wanted loudspeakers to be done away with,”Don’t want to hear the Azaan at dawn, nor do I want to hear a Chikni Chameli tuned Ganesh Aarti at dusk. It’s about Loudspeaker. Sonu Nigam azaan Twitter rant started a commotion on Twitter and ensured the singer became a trend and a hashtag all rolled into one. Period
— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 18, 2017
Also read | Sonu Nigam azaan row: Pooja Bhatt takes a jibe at the singer, salutes the spirit of India
He also replied to some of the tweets. True? I stand by my statement that loudspeakers should not be allowed in Mosques & Temples. It is not about Azaan or Aarti. While Richa wrote, “People will misunderstand your tweet n give it a communal tinge, only those who know you will know you mean not to stoke a fire. I light an aggarbatti & salute the spirit of India.”
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— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 18, 2017

This is how Sensible people Interpret an issue. I’m not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the Azaan in the morning. And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Respects Mr Ahmed Patel. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison? Ban ALL loudspeakering of religion.” Pooja Bhatt, meanwhile, spoke against Sonu and wrote on Twitter, “I wake each morning to the sound of church bells & the Azaan in a quiet by-lane of Bandra. http://t.co/8aABhYLic2
— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 18, 2017
“God bless everyone. ✌?️ http://t.co/P8NvIQ4m4s
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) April 17, 2017

U r spot on @SonuNigam. 2017-04-18T19:20:12+00:00″>
Updated: April 18, 2017 7:20 pm

Sonu Nigam yet again took to his Twitter page, to make it clear that he still stands by his commitment, despite the backlash. Period.”

Dear everyone. Why then..? If anything, Sonu stands by his commitment and has said in fresh tweets that loudspeakers should be banned — whether they are in temples or in mosques. Soon enough trolling started with a few even lauding his tweets and asking for a ban on loudspeakers.