Sonu Nigam stands by his statement, says It’s Not About Azaan or Aarti But Loudspeakers..


Bollywood Singer Sonu Nigam Performs At Finale Of Ramjas College's Centennial Celebrations : News Photo

Sonu Nigam azaan Twitter rant started a commotion on Twitter and ensured the singer became a trend and a hashtag all rolled into one. But did it faze Sonu Nigam? Not at all. If anything, Sonu stands by his commitment and has said in fresh tweets that loudspeakers should be banned — whether they are in temples or in mosques. Sonu had tweeted on Monday morning after being woken up by morning azaan and had tagged it ‘gundagardi and forced religiousness’.

He supplemented his complaint with a puzzling analogy: “And by the way, Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam…Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?” Then, to clarify that he was not targeting a particular community, he added, “I don’t believe in any temple or gurudwara using electricity to wake up people who don’t follow the religion.”