Popular Bollywood singer, Sonu Nigam says, he was forced to wake up early, because of the morning 'azaan' that was being played on a loudspeaker. The singer wasn't much pleased with this practice of playing religious prayer on loudspeaker and started ranting about it on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
He wrote, "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."
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
As expected, his one tweet was enough to raise many eyebrows and within an hour, tweeple began slamming the singer for his tweet.
However, to justify his tweet, Sonu posted a series of tweets that you can see here..
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) April 17, 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) April 17, 2017
Gundagardi hai bus...— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017
Despite his effort, Twitterati started responding to Nigam's tweet and here's what they said:
@sonunigam Am a Hindu but isn't same "inconvinience" faced by Non Hindus too when we blare loudspeakers for Navratri n Ganesh processions?— Maya (@IamMayaSharma) 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
@sonunigam Mazhab e jazbaat chahay hindu k hu chahay mulsalman ke usko ghundagardi kehna sara sar ziyadti he.— Syed Taha Aijaz (@tahaaijaz1) April 17, 2017
We're sure that this whole incident will soon turn into a controversy. What do you guys have to say about Sonu Nigam's rant? Jot down your thoughts in the comments section below..