Mumbai: Singer Sonu Nigam has been facing the wrath of Muslims and has been branded branded anti-Muslim after his tweets on the ‘Azaan’.
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
According to a daily, a senior member of the West Bengal Minority United Council said, “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 lacs for that person.”
On Wednesday morning, Sonu announced in a tweet that he would shave his head in the afternoon, in response to a fatwa allegedly issued against him by a Muslim minister in West Bengal.
An FIR has been lodged against Sonu Nigam. The complaint was filed in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra and the official copy of it has been released.
Sonu has also invited the press to be present at his residence at 2 pm.
In his series of tweets, Sonu later explained that he was not objecting to the use of loudspeakers and the endless cacophony and not the ‘Azaan’ or prayer.
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
The singer has been bashed by twitteratis for his tweets and there are some like Richa Chadda who have come out in support of Sonu.