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Sonu Nigam likens Muslims’ call for prayer on loudspeaker to ‘gundagardi’

17 Apr 2017
Singer Sonu Nigam on Monday posted a series of tweets expressing his disgust for Muslims using loudspeakers for azaan (call for prayers) in mosques and likened the act to gundagardi.

sonu nigam muslims

His tweets, that have gone viral now, said, “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?”

In his concluding tweets, the famous singer said the act was nothing but gundagardi.


“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…”



 
 
The singer is now being branded as communal even as others defend him as somebody who just cared about his sleep. Some users felt that Sonu’s comments criticising the use of loudspeaker for azaan, which lasts for few 2-3 minutes was his Abhijeet moment against Islam. Many on Twitter, however, have termed his act as extremely courageous.

Abhijeeet, a former Bollywood singer, has been known for his hatred against Islam and Muslims. His racist tweet last year had prompted the Mumbai Police to arrest him briefly.

Here are some of the reactions on Sonu Nigam’s outbursts against Muslims;

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tweet2



Courtesy: Janta Ka Reporter
 
 
 

Sonu Nigam likens Muslims’ call for prayer on loudspeaker to ‘gundagardi’

Singer Sonu Nigam on Monday posted a series of tweets expressing his disgust for Muslims using loudspeakers for azaan (call for prayers) in mosques and likened the act to gundagardi.

sonu nigam muslims

His tweets, that have gone viral now, said, “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?”

In his concluding tweets, the famous singer said the act was nothing but gundagardi.


“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…”



 
 
The singer is now being branded as communal even as others defend him as somebody who just cared about his sleep. Some users felt that Sonu’s comments criticising the use of loudspeaker for azaan, which lasts for few 2-3 minutes was his Abhijeet moment against Islam. Many on Twitter, however, have termed his act as extremely courageous.

Abhijeeet, a former Bollywood singer, has been known for his hatred against Islam and Muslims. His racist tweet last year had prompted the Mumbai Police to arrest him briefly.

Here are some of the reactions on Sonu Nigam’s outbursts against Muslims;

Tweet1

tweet2



Courtesy: Janta Ka Reporter
 
 
 

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