FIR filed against Sonu Nigam after he posts controversial tweets against azaan

Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam has been in the news lately because of his controversial tweet. He took to Twitter to slam the whole practice of the azaan being played on loudspeaker in the morning. “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,” he tweeted. “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…” he said, in a consecutive series of tweets further. And by that time the acclaimed singer had already started getting a lot of flak from people on social media. And now, the latest we get to hear is that an FIR has been launched against Sonu Nigam in this case. The FIR has been launched in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra and the official copy of it has been released. Here, take a look.


A lot of actors from the film fraternity have reacted to Sonu Nigam’s tweet. HT Cafe got in touch with quite a few celebrities yesterday and while a few supported the ace musician, some did not. Talking about the incident, veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt revealed to the daily, “This is an ‘engineered’ affair. I refuse to be part of this silly conflict.” Anupam Kher was also surprised by Nigam’s remarks. However, it was fellow singer, Shaan who came out in support of the star, when he said, “I support what he has tweeted, not because he’s a friend but because he’s right. The law of the land is equal (for) all. Be it Azaan or Hanuman Chalisa chant or any other religious practice, one must see that noise pollution must be curtailed.”

Sona Mohapatra took a neutral stand, when she said, “Any religion or anybody seeking spiritual salvation doesn’t need a plea — be it Muslims singing the azan or Hindus with their bhajans.” However, Baba Sehgal was not impressed by Sonu’s remarks, as he mentioned, “I think that’s [Sonu’s] perspective, but definitely, it’s not a very positive tweet.” Kailash Kher also added, “Sonu has highlighted an important aspect of our life. Inhoney yeh bahut gehri baat boli hain (He has spoken deep thoughts). We can’t impose religion on anyone. Humanity is the biggest religion.”

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