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Sonu Nigam shown disrespect to Constitution, claims maulvi who had issued fatwa

Bollywood Singer Sonu Nigam Had Shown Disrespect To The Constitution By His Comment On Use Of Loudspeakers In Shrines And That The Singer Should Consider Leaving The Country, Said Cleric Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi On Thursday.

PTI | Updated on: 20 Apr 2017, 09:23:52 PM
A file photo of Sonu Nigam


Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam had shown disrespect to the Constitution by his comment on use of loudspeakers in shrines and that the singer should consider leaving the country, said Cleric Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi on Thursday.

“Sonu (Nigam) has insulted the Constitution of the country.... I think such a person must consider leaving the country,” Quaderi, the vice-president of West Bengal Minority United Council, said here.

“He has also hurt religious sentiments of many Indians by speaking against ‘azaan’ (Islamic call to worship). He must apologise as soon as possible admitting that he has done a mistake,” the cleric told a press conference.

Else, Nigam should fulfil the rest of the conditions set down by me to get the reward of Rs 10 lakh, he said.

“Sonu has shaved off his head. But he still needs to do two more things I had mentioned about wearing a garland of old shoes and touring the country. Once he fulfils these two deeds, I will hold a press conference and hand over the cheque to him,” he said.

Also read: Sonu Nigam's 'loudspeaker' controversy takes another turn, complaint filed against singer with Aurangabad police

On April 18, Quaderi had announced a Rs 10 lakh reward to anyone who would tonsure the singer’s hair, put a garland of old torn shoes around his neck and parade him around the country.

The Bollywood singer had yesterday got his head tonsured at a press conference in Mumbai where he said that his tweets were against the use of loudspeakers in morning sermons and not aimed at any particular religion. 

Also read: Azaan row | Sonu Nigam shaves off his head: Maulvi who issued fatwa still 'unhappy', says he has not done all things asked for

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First Published : 20 Apr 2017, 07:52:00 PM