Sonu Nigam, who has enthralled the viewers with his melodious voice for the past two decades, sparked controversy with his early morning tweet on Azaan, a call to Muslims for worship. No sooner did his tweet go viral, the National Award winning singer was trolled on Twitter.
In his tweet, Nigam posted,”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.” Further, in a series of tweets, he continued his rant.
“And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?” he added further. The singer had raised few eyebrows during a college fest in Kanpur when he had praised Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Nigam had said he was impressed by the manner in which the new CM was taking care of the state.
However, his early morning tweet evoked strong reactions on social media with several users lambasting him for the tweet.
@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
Soon, there were many users who criticised the singer for his seemingly communal tweet.
@sonunigam For my all time fav bollywood singer to tweet in Such a disrespectful manner is ridiculous. I have lost all respect for you
— Asam (@Asam__A) April 17, 2017
The anger against Sonu Nigam did not end there and more people joined to criticise the singer.
— f@had Masd (@fahad8five) April 17, 2017
@sonunigam Sir pls refrain from making comments on the Religion of Peace,Sanatani is fine…r u heading the Abhijeet way?
— melodious flute
@sonunigam India is a secular country, u cant say such things. So many Muslims out there… should they not be called to prayer, cuz you get disturbed?
— Saniya Pathan (@saaniisweet) April 17, 2017
@sonunigam There is so much hatred already sir plz stop spreading more
— Nazish Zeb (@shahanzeb) April 17, 2017
— #DestroyTheAadhaar (@Stupidosaur) April 17, 2017
@sonunigam Learn to accept & respect our religious differences. Living in a multi-religious society demands some tolerance.
— =) (@smiles61446) April 17, 2017
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