A few hours ago, Sonu Nigam organised a press conference, in order to clarify his stand on his controversial 'Azaan' tweets. He reaffirmed his secular credentials and said it was a social issue, not religious.
Later, the singer went on to shave off his head in protest. According to DNA report, a fatwa has been issued by Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi, Vice President of West Bengal Minority United Council against the singer.
"If anyone can shave his hair, put a garland of old torn shoes around his neck and tour him around the country I personally announce an award of Rs 10 lakh for that person," DNA quoted Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi as saying.
"Everyone has right to his opinion and I only spoke about loudspeakers. I spoke about a social issue, not any religion. I said it for temples, gurudwaras and mosques, why is it so hard to comprehend?", Sonu told the media.
He further added, "People are asking why I said Mohammad and not Mohammad Sahab in my tweets. Well, I would like to explain that it is the problem of explaining myself in English language. In Hindi I will see Krishnaji or Shivji but while speaking in English it becomes Krishna or Shiva. It was the same when mentioning Mohammad. My intent was not to slam the prophet in any way."