Sonu Nigam azaan row: Pooja Bhatt takes a jibe at the singer, salutes the spirit of India

As Sonu Nigam trended on social media, everyone had a take on the issue including actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 18, 2017 10:15 am
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Singer Sonu Nigam got upset after being woken up early in the morning by Azaan and chose to express his anger over “forced religiousness” in India on his social media account. Little did the singer expect that his tweets will give the Twitterati a new topic for debate. As Sonu trended on social media, everyone had a take on the issue including actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt. She found the sound of it blissful and wrote on her Twitter handle, “I wake each morning to the sound of church bells & the Azaan in a quiet by-lane of Bandra. I light an aggarbatti & salute the spirit of India.”

Earlier, Sonu started a debate when he wrote, “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.” Taking his point further and comparing religion with ‘gundagardi’ he wrote, “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.”

Also read | Sonu Nigam azaan row: Singer calls religion ‘gundagardi’ after being woken up by azaan, gets slammed on Twitter

Check out Pooja Bhatt’s tweet here: 

See what Sonu Nigam wrote:

Unlike Pooja, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri supported the singer as he wrote, “I am willing to sponsor a campaign against illegal blaring of Azaan and other prayers on loudspeakers. Suggest a creative hashtag.” He went on to tag Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, to look into the matter. Vivek wrote, “Dear @DevFadnavis pl note and help us force police to act against illegal blaring of Azaan and other such activities.” Filmmaker Apurva Asrani also wanted loudspeakers to be done away with,”Don’t want to hear the Azaan at dawn, nor do I want to hear a Chikni Chameli tuned Ganesh Aarti at dusk. Ban ALL loudspeakering of religion.”

It looks like the ever opinionated netizens are not going to let go of the issue easily. Even after a day of his tweets, the singer is being trolled and is receiving the flak of Twitterati.

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    souto
    Apr 19, 2017 at 11:56 pm
    3 LoudSpeaker Jihad: Clever, psychiatric, psychological warfare by other means. Mppl-Mantra'z are forced, into bodies & brains, of non-Mppl / un-willing listeners. In day: 3 times. Targets ppl 24x7 / mostly@home: new-born, kids, house-wife, aged-dying. At dawn & dusk: 2 times. Targets also office-goers. Mppl-Mantra'z forced, into, non-Mppl'z permanent memory. Old-dying DONOT want to memorize Mppl-Mantra'z. They desire2recall THEIR GOD ONLY, AS THEY@DEATH. Bombarding them with Mppl-Mantra'z, forcefully makes them: lost mental-peace, abort their-dying-wishes; converts dying-ppl to Islam. Links 2 luvJihad: Females hit very bad: EASILY convert Islam, as mind is fully, forced-familiar from birth, with Mppl-Mantra'z by majjid-LS. Clever Mafia-Nexus of Mppl-property-dealers & Mppl-Loud-Speakers: 1. Forced EXODUS of hindu, Christian, sikh, &, to CRASH HOUSE PRICES, &, only Mppl buy near majjid-LS, in DIRT CHEAP, &, create M-ppl-only AREAS. SO, CRORES INDIANS, CONVERTED 2 ISLAM
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      M.F.Khan
      Apr 19, 2017 at 2:05 pm
      It's a matter of fact that devil doesn't like to hear the words of Azaan, so whenever he listens the sound of Azaan, it irritates him and he runs away till no sound of Azaan reaches him. Either you believe it or not, but it is true. For your confirmation you may enquire with any Islamic scholar, either in India or elsewhere in the world. It's not a criticism on someone else's comments, but general information for the general public. If someone doesn't believe, just chek it with a devil affected person. Take him to nearby mosque and observe what happens to him while starts the Azaan. Islam is a universal religion, Allah s.w.t. sent it as a blessing for all human beings, not only for Muslims. Unneccessarily people consider that it's a religion fir Muslims.
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        thiagu ramasamy
        Apr 22, 2017 at 2:43 pm
        Very sure other faiths have their own ways to deal with the devil. Probably, they prefer a peaceful sleep. More importantly, lets respect the decisions made by the courts.
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        G
        Apr 19, 2017 at 4:03 am
        worshipping bshould be private and quite. By using loudspeakers, they are tresp ing my space. SONU NIGAM is 100 right. Puja Bhatt can tolrate noise is good but she should not make Sonu wrong.
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          eur
          Apr 18, 2017 at 11:10 pm
          1 Indian Court-Judges issued Orders, to Ban Loud-speakers. Most complied: temple, churches, etc. But M-ppl openly defy: our Judges-Courts. Qn: why Mppl used LS, in past ? To "announce times" to pray, "shud be" only to Mppl, reason: lack of wrist watches on poor Mppl. But now all have mobile, phones, tv...very easy to know time. Then, why still LS ?? Big Mystery !!! How they ABUSE !! : 1. via Mppl-LS, the Mppl-Mantra'z are, forced deliberately into, hindu, Christian, sikh peoples, newborns, babies, children's, old aged, into their brains, via "ultra-hi-sound" LS !
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            eur
            Apr 18, 2017 at 11:09 pm
            2 2. use of Mppl-LS, is a blackmail, dagger-in-back, way: it "steadily forces", the "EXODUS" of hindus, Christians, sikhs. 2b. See any Mppl-DENSE areas: before only hindu, Christian, sikh lived there. Quietly, Mppl-LS was installed. With 24-hours of Mppl's LS-mantra'z, "house prices CRASHED"! WHY??? NOBODY, INCLUDING YOU THE READERS, WILL BUY-LIVE THERE !! A Clever blackmail ! Only Mppl buy, crores-worth-houses, in dirt-cheap rates. 3. So, Mppl-LS cleverly, psychiatrically converts, AND, mentally NEUTRALIZE, "all listeners", over to Islam... all listeners, babies, new born, old, dying aged, ARE TARGETS of :: a "clever-psychriatric-war", on hindu, Christians, sikhs. 4. Mppl-LS, minarets: banned in all developed world; NOT in ignorant India.
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              euSupr
              Apr 18, 2017 at 11:03 pm
              1 Indian Court-Judges issued Orders, to Ban Loud-speakers. Most complied: temple, churches, etc. But M-ppl openly defy: our Judges-Courts. Qn: why Mppl used LS, in past ? To "announce times" to pray, "shud be" only to Mppl, reason: lack of wrist watches on poor Mppl. But now all have mobile, phones, tv...very easy to know time. Then, why still LS ?? Big Mystery !!! How they ABUSE !! : 1. via Mppl-LS, the Mppl-Mantra'z are, forced deliberately into, hindu, Christian, sikh peoples, newborns, babies, children's, old aged, into their brains, via "ultra-hi-sound" LS !
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                euSupr
                Apr 18, 2017 at 11:02 pm
                2 2. use of Mppl-LS, is a blackmail, dagger-in-back, way: it "steadily forces", the "EXODUS" of hindus, Christians, sikhs. 2b. See any Mppl-DENSE areas: before only hindu, Christian, sikh lived there. Quietly, Mppl-LS was installed. With 24-hours of Mppl's LS-mantra'z, "house prices CRASHED"! WHY??? NOBODY, INCLUDING YOU THE READERS, WILL BUY-LIVE THERE !! A Clever blackmail ! Only Mppl buy, crores-worth-houses, in dirt-cheap rates. 3. So, Mppl-LS cleverly, psychiatrically converts, AND, mentally NEUTRALIZE, "all listeners", over to Islam... all listeners, babies, new born, old, dying aged, ARE TARGETS of :: a "clever-psychriatric-war", on hindu, Christians, sikhs. 4. Mppl-LS, minarets: banned in all developed world; NOT in ignorant India.
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                  Sam
                  Apr 18, 2017 at 10:48 pm
                  So what she is saying is, "I like it, so why do you have a problem?"
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