1. Now, Sonu Nigam and musician Wajid Khan in Twitter war over loudspeaker at religious places

Now, Sonu Nigam and musician Wajid Khan in Twitter war over loudspeaker at religious places

In the wake of the controversy over Singer Sonu Nigam's tweet, music composer and singer Wajid Khan took to Twitter on Tuesday to voice his point of view.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: April 18, 2017 2:22 PM
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In the wake of the controversy over Singer Sonu Nigam’s tweet, music composer and singer Wajid Khan took to Twitter on Tuesday to voice his point of view. Wajid Khan’s twitter post read, “@sonunigam that everyone has thr own point of view but that can be said without hurting others sentiments. hope u’ll understand whr comng frm.” Sonu Nigam in order to make his point clear replied to his tweet and said “Dear @wajidkhan7. If for once u stop being a Muslim & simply be a Citizen of India, u will see what everyone is truly talking about. Love.”

While this was not the first tweet by Wajid Khan, in an earlier post by him, he expressed his sadness over Sonu Nigam’s tweet. He said, “I’m hurt as my dearest brother @sonunigam tweeted such words about #Azaan n not being a Muslim #Gundagiri knowing U never expected ths not U.”

The twitter post by Sonu Nigam has divided the industry into two, while one section supports the singer while the other is criticising him for his tweet. Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri supported Nigam, he tweeted, “I am willing to sponsor a campaign against illegal blaring of Azaan and other prayers on loudspeakers. Suggest a creative hashtag.” Actor Raza Murad criticised him for the use of such words and said, “Sonu Nigam is undoubtedly a great singer, but the kind of words he has used, like ‘Goondagardi’, were totally uncalled for, you have the right to protest, but the kind of language he has used is particularly very depressing.”

All this started when singer Sonu Nigam described the use of loudspeakers to broadcast sermons and prayers by mosques, temples and gurudwaras as “gundagardi” (hooliganism). In a series of tweets, the singer said he didn’t believe that the religious places should wake people up by using loudspeakers and demanded an end to “forced religiousness”. Sonu said he didn’t believe “in any temple or gurudwara using electricity to wake up people who don’t follow the religion. Why then..? Honest? True? [sic]” “Gundagardi hai bus (it is hooliganism),” Nigam tweeted. “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,” the singer said in another tweet. Sonu further said, “And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison? [sic]” Sonu’s tweets went viral withing minutes they were posted on Twitter.

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  1. Aaman A Sayeed
    Apr 18, 2017 at 9:20 pm
    well ,,,sonu nagimas tweet has arise a point of diversity discussion ,,,,some where he is right at the time Islam as brought down by Allah"s m -anger Prophet Muhammad ( S A W S ) there where no speaker headphone loud speakers,,,I cannot write in details here ) in short if Azan is to be coming issue to stop that 100 it should be stopped 100 for all religious for all religion ,,,,in temples , Guru davaras , church bells on sundays fetc,,, various god and goddess of Hindus temples khathas , poojas , and even the most po r nonsense disturbs is at marriage ceremonies dancing on road with bands and bajas all should be shut down and should be done in close sound proof halls and sound proof religious place of all religion not only Azaan"s,,,
    1. A
      Apr 21, 2017 at 4:09 pm
      Wow Aaman sa .. .a great rpy!! !
      1. V
        Apr 22, 2017 at 3:59 pm
        Sir I totally agree with u but one more thing I want to add to ur comment that is . train also doing lot of sound polution .ask sonu to comment on that also.sir this is very cheap tactics of publicity by sonu
        1. V
          Apr 22, 2017 at 4:06 pm
          Mohammed paigambR ke time pe shyad train nahi thi toh kya hum train bunch kare
      2. R
        Apr 18, 2017 at 4:23 pm
        He has also disturbed thousands of people by singing in jagrans the w nights. Secondly, how he hears azaan in air-tight AC rooms is anybody's guess.
        1. N
          Apr 18, 2017 at 9:13 pm
          AC rooms Sound proof ??.... which school bro ?
          1. V
            Apr 22, 2017 at 4:03 pm
            Sir ac room is not sound proof but. It can avoid lot of outside sound ha. Please don't try to justify sonu what is wrong is wrong u must not support him
          2. R
            Apr 18, 2017 at 10:16 pm
            AC room is soundproof....Really ??😵😵
            1. Zukum Koza
              Apr 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm
              air tight ac room??? kidhar milega bhai? mujhe bhi chahiye..

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