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Sonu Nigam says ‘woken up by Azaan’, calls it ‘forced religiousness’, ‘gundagardi’

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 Bollywood playback Sonu Nigam on Monday triggered controversy by raising question on the use of loudspeakers for ‘Azaan’. Terming it a forced religiousness, Sonu wrote,”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.”
“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 (This is only hooliganism),” the Bollywood singer further 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
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?
Sonu Nigam’s tweet did not go down well with netizens and they started bashing him for raking up a religious issue.
One of his followers wrote,“I am a fan of urs but this was definitely a bullshit statement. U gotta respect other religions beliefs. It’s a democratic country.”
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
@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.
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
@sonunigam Learn to accept & respect our religious differences. Living in a multi-religious society demands some tolerance.
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
@sonunigam Who forced u , kan Mai roi ghussa Ker Soye rahe . What rubbish
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
@sonunigam "forced religiousness" So you were compelled to offer namaaz out of your deep respect for all faiths? Good for you! https://twitter.com/sonunigam/status/853758848133242880 
On the other hand, many of his fans supported him over his controversial remarks calling it a valid comment as a citizen of the country.
@intellisurfer @sonunigam It is a call to prayer. And he has made so many comments after this tweet. Are those right?
@saaniisweet @intellisurfer @sonunigam He has made valid comments as a citizen and his freedom of speech is inviolable. Use an alarm clock on ur iPhone to get up at 5am on Sunday.
One of his fans named Ratnesh Mishra even termed ‘Azaan’ at 5 AM, a torture till he shifted to the United States of America. “I faced this for 10 years till I came 2 USA. Its a torture that everyone is facing in India. U will raise voice they will release,” Mishra tweeted.
Another follower appreciated his comment and said, “Thanks Sonu for taking brave & bold stance. I respect all faiths but this over projection must stop. Keep religion with your walls. Peace.”
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
@sonunigam I faced this for 10 years till I came 2 USA. Its a torture that everyone is facing in India. U will raise voice they will release 
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
@sonunigam Thanks Sonu for taking brave & bold stance 👍
I respect all faiths but this over projection must stop. Keep religion with your walls. Peace 🐦

However, this is not the first time any Bollywood celebrity has triggered controversy with his tweet. Earlier popular playback singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya faced backlash after his post on Salman Khan’s hit and run case verdict. Supporting the Bollywood actor, Abhijeet had tweeted that roads are meant for cars and dogs and not for people to sleep on.

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