Javed Akhtar does a Sonu Nigam, criticises use of loudspeakers at places of worship

Javed Akhtar is known to be vocal about social issues in an industry which chooses silence over controversy

Lyricist Javed Akhtar backed Sonu Nigam on Wednesday, calling out the use of loudspeakers installed at places of worship in residential areas. Akhtar tweeted that he totally agrees with everyone including Sonu Nigam who denounce the usage of loudspeakers at mosques, temples, gurudwaras, or any other place of worship.

 

Javed Akhtar’s comment follows the recent death threat the singer allegedly received from certain fundamentalist groups. Last year in April, singer Sonu Nigam criticised the use of loudspeakers for the morning azaan at mosques in residential areas. The comment did not go down well and Sonu was trolled for his comments. Even then, Akhtar supported Sonu Nigam and in an interview to IANS said:

“As far as I think, no matter if it’s a Masjid, Mandir, Church or Gurudwara, whatever is the place, do your prayers, but it shouldn’t disturb anyone else.”

Akhtar’s latest tweet has once again divided the internet, with some terming his outburst as futile and some disagreeing with him:

Some sided with Akhtar:

And still others posed hard-hitting counter questions and totally valid relatable suggestions:

Javed Akhtar is known to be vocal about social issues in an industry which chooses silence over controversy.

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