Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam on Monday stoked a controversy over early morning Azaan (mosque prayer) while dubbing it as cacophonous and intimidation in nature.
The singer wrote on social media that he was woken up by the sound of a mosque.
He wrote that despite being not a Muslim, he has to be woken up early morning, and questioned that when this forced religiousness would end in the 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— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 16, 2017
He said that he should not be forced to hear this cacophonous sound.
And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017
In his series of tweets, he said that he does not like misuse of electricity and loudspeakers, especial if a person does not have faith in that particular religion.
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 (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017
He dubbed the practice as intimidation in nature.
Gundagardi hai bus...— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017
The singer drew flak from his fans who replied to his tweets, saying that he should not speak against any faith in the manner which he did.