Singer Sonu Nigam has come out in support of Abhijeet Bhattacharya and bid adieu to micro-blogging site Twitter after it suspsended Abhijeet's account following his alleged offensive tweets. Nigam, before quitting Twitter, made a series of 24 tweets expressing his anger over Abhijeet's account suspension. He wrote, "I bid adieu to Twitter and my close to 7 Million followers today, leaving most Disappointed and angry at me, and some Sadists Happy."
Sonu Nigam also gave a mention to his azaan controversy and stated, "I have come to understand that You can wake up someone who's sleeping, but can not wake up one who's pretending to sleep when he's awake. Media, is divided. Some Nationalists, some just Cold blooded Pseudos not ready to learn from our History of Traitors. Hv (Have) seen Love Pouring in from Most Quarters 4 (for) my Balanced approach; & unreasonable, illogical, ruthless, Profanities being hurled frm (from) other."
Defending Abhijeet's comments on JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid, Nigam said, "One Could disagree with Abhijeetda's language but isn't Shehla's accusation that BJP has a Sex Racket, Provocation enough to Supporters? If his account is deleted, why not Her? And the other Morons who hurl Mother Sister abuses to every Achiever? Where's the Balance? How is it all so one sided? Why is everyone so Angry here on Twitter? Why can't there be a Sensible discussion?"
The singer also supported BJP MP-actor Paresh Rawal, who kicked up a row with his remark that author Arundhati Roy should be tied to an Army jeep instead of a stone pelter, a reference to an incident in Kashmir where an officer used a protester as a "human shield".
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"A woman can endorse a picture of Gautam Gambhir in the front of the Army Jeep, & Paresh Rawal, Criticized for doing the same to someone else. Accepted Arundhati has the right to her opinion about Kashmir, but then the other billion Indians have the right to feel Let Down too right?"
Nigam, who saw the fallout of his azaan tweets rage on for days, even becoming a political issue, tweeted, "People blessing you on one hand; and some wishing Death upon you."
Dwelling at length on what he said exposes the hypocrisy of Indian society, he said people had stopped being humans. He appealed for people to have sensible discussions. Twitter was a "game changer", he said, but had been reduced to "Porn, shown in Theatres." Obviously hurt over being called anti-Muslim after his azaan comments, Nigam said he had no religion and followed a religion of his own choosing.
"I don't belong to a place whr(where) sm (some) Pseudo Intellectuals actually turn a Blind Eye to d Unprecedented slap I gave 2 d Fatva proclaimers on me," he tweeted.
"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 Declutter."
On a lighter note, Nigam also told his followers who were planning to get married to scan their to-be-partners profiles on Twitter to get a handle on their psyche. "People getting married? You can actually know the entire Psychology & Class of a Partner by just going through his Twitter Time line," Nigam said, before signing off.