Last year, Sonu Nigam‘s one social media post on azaan being played in a loudspeaker at a nearby mosque created a huge controversy.
Javed Akhtar has urged people to not use loudspeakers in mosques. He took to his Twitter account and wrote, ‘’This is to put on record that I totally agree with all those including Sonu Nigam who want that.”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 (sic).’’
This is to put on record that I totally agree with all those including Sonu Nigam who want that Loud speakers should not be used by the mosques and for that matter by any place of worship in residential areas .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) February 7, 2018
He had said, “I quit Twitter today in defiance of this one-sided sham. Every logical, sensible patriot and humanist should. I am sorry I don’t belong to a place which spews so much venom with such Relish! A place that taints me anti-muslim in some losers’ minds.” He said he had no religion and follows his own religion choosing the best from everywhere. “Those who understand, know; those who don’t, my condolences. I don’t belong to a place where some Pseudo Intellectuals actually turn a Blind Eye to the unprecedented slap I gave to the Fatwa proclaimers on me. I am no Right Wing, No Left Wing. I respect everyone’s opinion but I guess here, you have to Belong Somewhere.”
“I hope I never need to return here to clarify, but I never say never! At this point, my pious life, needs to de-clutter. I don’t know what will be made out of these Threads of mine, and what new Controversy I’ll get in too, but this should be the last due to Twitter,’’ he had further wrote.