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  1. Azaan row: Pooja Bhatt hits out at Sonu Nigam, others, says ‘I salute the spirit of India’

Azaan row: Pooja Bhatt hits out at Sonu Nigam, others, says ‘I salute the spirit of India’

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri was the first to react to Sonu Nigam's tweet and said, "I am willing to sponsor a campaign against illegal blaring of Azaan and other prayers on loudspeakers. Suggest a creative hashtag."

By: | New Delhi | Published: April 18, 2017 11:42 AM
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The Azaan row sparked by singer Sonu Nigam’s tweet has given a new topic of debate to the Twitterati. The latest person to enter the argument is Pooja Bhatt who hit out at the singer and others who are supporting him through a blissful tweet. On Tuesday morning, the filmmaker turned actor posted a tweet saying, “I wake each morning to the sound of church bells & the Azaan in a quiet by-lane of Bandra. I light an aggarbatti & salute the spirit of India.”

Here are Sonu Nigam and Pooja Bhatt’s tweets:

The post came only one day after a tweet by Sonu Nigam went viral. In a series of posts, the Indian Idol judge he questioned the morning Azaan, he compared it to ‘gundagardi.’ His first tweet read as, “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.” In his other tweets Sonu said, “And by the way, Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison? 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? Gundagardi hai bus.”

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Sonu’s tweet got support from some of his industry mates. Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri was the first to react and said, “I am willing to sponsor a campaign against illegal blaring of Azaan and other prayers on loudspeakers. Suggest a creative hashtag.” To make his voice heard, he even tagged the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. “Dear @DevFadnavis pl note and help us force police to act against illegal blaring of Azaan and other such activities,” he wrote.

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  1. S Naidu
    Apr 20, 2017 at 9:35 am
    Mahesh Bhatt is a son of a muslim woman and is an extremist muslim and HInduphobe. Videos of him inciting muslims to violence against HIndus is available on the net, which is surprising how he is still not arrested. Puja Bhatt is her daughter and influenced by radical Islam as well. She is just hiding her Islamism behind a fake 'pseudo liberalism,' as many Indian muslims do all the time.
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      Nobody
      Apr 19, 2017 at 3:42 pm
      `i wake.........spirit of India and finally I promote '
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        Nobody
        Apr 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm
        `i wake.........spirit of India and finally I promote '
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          finvision
          Apr 18, 2017 at 2:06 pm
          the mute point is using loud speakers, which gets sidetracked amid tsunami of twitterati we Hindus also overuse these speakers during Ganapathi Bappa & Durga festivals & in-numerous festivities thru out year, At almost all these pandals a cacophony of bollywood music& pop is pla thru out the day & at times till late hours into night Big question who will bell the cat ,err.., loudspeakers? religious tolerance is a must in our country with a diverse culture & rich Indian heritage
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            Sathyesan
            Apr 18, 2017 at 12:23 pm
            these persons in the garb of human beings with full of negativity in their brains can only give such statements. Anything against present day Islam, these people comeout with all cylinders blazing. If muslims kill others in the name of jihad, it is their birth right. If others retaliate, it is genocide, inhuman, barbaric, stone age culture etc. With their convent educated vocabulary, they will give sermons even Aristotle or Plato or Vivekananda would have shut their mouths. If for any reason Sonu were to say that his naturalness and melody in his voice is only due to the Azaan he listens every morning, the same people would have held seminars on praising Sonu for his statements. NDTV would have conducted endless discussions.
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