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

Sonu Nigam azaan row: The singer took to Twitter to complain against 'forced religiousness' after being woken up by morning azaan. He also wrote, 'I am not a Muslim, why am I being woken up by Azaan.'

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Sonu Nigam, sonu nigam religion, sonu nigam azaan, Sonu Nigam image Sonu Nigam’s tweets on ‘forced religiousness’ saw him being slammed on Twitter, with some supporting his stance as well.

Singer Sonu Nigam in a series of tweets has expressed his outrage on how following a religion in India is not by choice but by force. 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.” Explaining his stand further, Sonu Nigam went on to compare this with ‘Gundagardi’, “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.”

His tweets have already started to receive flak from the Twitterati. A few of his followers on Twitter have written, “Sonu Nigam Slams Religion Of Peace Guys For Waking Him Up Early Morning By Azaan. Burnol Moment For #Libtards & #Radicals. 😂😂😂#SonuNigam,” and “Sonu Nigam is a bigot because he has the legit concern. Presenting you the Pseudo-liberal of India.”

Read Sonu Nigam’s tweets:

However, some are also lending support to the singer. Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri 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.”

However, Twitter mostly attacked Sonu for his stance. One wrote, “Learn to accept & respect our religious differences. Living in a multi-religious society demands some tolerance.” Another user wrote, “Azaan should be stopped in India, where millions of Muslims live, because desh ka laadla Sonu Nigam can’t sleep. Where is the tolerance?”

On the work front, Sonu Nigam recently appeared as a judge on Indian Idol season 9. He also collaborated with Sachin Tendulkar for a single, Cricket Wali Beat, which marked the debut of the ace cricketer in the field of singing.

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    NK
    Apr 21, 2017 at 11:44 pm
    5 times a day for about only 5 minutes each time, only 25 minutes in 24 hours. How many other noises (as you called it a noise) we hear during the day? There are many days/week and even months long religious festivals in India disrupting daily life and no one bates an eye? Learn to live in a multicultural society and learn to respect different beliefs. By the way try to listen to Adhan's call carefully sometime (Allah is Greatest, Allah is greatest, I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, come to the prayer, come to the success...) And by the way Sonu is used to party style life, when he is fully drunk and fast to sleep a 5 minute Azan could do no harm to him.
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      nora
      Apr 20, 2017 at 6:20 am
      Hahaha.... what about your KRITEN (spelling may be wrong), music festival which lasted for 7 days and making our life misery..... your music is for 24 hoursX7. Please give some comments on it Mr. Sono NigamJI.
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        souto
        Apr 20, 2017 at 12:08 am
        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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          eur
          Apr 18, 2017 at 11:24 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 11:23 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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              eur
              Apr 18, 2017 at 11:20 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 11:19 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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                  eur
                  Apr 18, 2017 at 11:14 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 11:13 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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                      Samir
                      Apr 18, 2017 at 11:03 am
                      Ganpati, Navratri, Jagran, Aarti etc: - etc: - and all Festivals are noisy, like Diwali Crackers that have noise and environmental pollution. are they justified? Azaan is a call limited to 3 minutes maximum and that becomes the nuisance? Sonu can drink and party all night and get disturbed but he can wake up with the Azaan and do Puja or go to Temple for Aarti if he likes or do singing Riyaaz, instead of making fun of himself.
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                        Samir
                        Apr 18, 2017 at 10:55 am
                        After getting frustrated with age and less or no work Sonu Nigam is opting for a political career and the anti-Muslim party is using him to create controversy without being in the picture. Sonu must not forget that he started his career following the footsteps of the Singer who woke up with Azaan and was a Muslim. Above all whoever has problems with Muslim or Azaan can go to Nepal or elsewhere.
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                          ARIF Mahammad Sayed
                          Apr 18, 2017 at 10:52 am
                          Besless man
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                            Jagdish Chander
                            Apr 18, 2017 at 10:20 am
                            Aazan is one of the method for early morning waking up. In Hindu temples Arti song is also sung early in the morning through loud speakers. Birds also sing in different sounds loud enough to disturb sleep in the early mornings. is one of the best alarm clock for early risers. Why Sonu Nigam's sleep does not get disturbed by various other sounds?
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                              Dipak
                              Apr 18, 2017 at 6:57 am
                              This five time shouting on loud speakers should be stopped completely or noise should be limited to within mosque. No noise should allowed outside mosque building. First of all god Allah never called for shouting, because he was busy raping a six year old.
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                                Hany
                                Apr 18, 2017 at 4:34 am
                                Sonu Nigam, Did you just wake up after 30 odd years like the sleeping beauty or were you deaf all this time due to using the headphone excessively ?
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                                  Tushar
                                  Apr 18, 2017 at 8:24 am
                                  Ask him 55 odd years ? Lol
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                                  Mohni
                                  Apr 18, 2017 at 3:44 am
                                  I agree with Sonu Nigam, being in sikh religion, I even don't agree with their loud speaker disturbing prayers. If person wants to join or listen they should go to Gurudwara ,Temples or any other religious place, not everybody have to sacrifice their sleep or study. Another thing, in old times people did't have any source of knowing the time and they used to start their work early like going to farms or other places by bicycles. so these sources were used for that purpose.
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                                    Bijay Rai
                                    Apr 18, 2017 at 12:34 am
                                    all religion public sounds should be banned.. hindu and muslim has made a havoc out of it.. as they are more populus.. Buddhism and Christians seems be more devoted and educated in their practices..
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                                      shaan
                                      Apr 18, 2017 at 12:21 am
                                      Since Nigam does not have po rity anymore, he wants to have some attention by making ic comments. I am sure this is not the first time he has woken up to the shound of Azaan. Remember one thing, Mr. Nigam. You made a career under the shadows of and copying the legedary singer who wake with that sound of Azaan every day of his life. Suddenly your true colors as a racist and prejudiced Hindu is coming out. Wow. What a joke you turned out to be. No wonder people are turned off by your stupidity. Why don't you go back to the street corner and keep singing because that is where you belong.
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                                        Shalini
                                        Apr 18, 2017 at 7:34 am
                                        It is the noise tht he is complaining and just so u know religion is spread through love and not hatred. People in their right mind do not make religion a forefront for every issue which may or may not be related to pollution. Duh!the keyword here is the "noise"
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                                        Sunita
                                        Apr 17, 2017 at 9:58 pm
                                        Ham 5 oclock am walk pr jate hain itni joro se sirf mullo ki aazan ki hi awazein aati hain or kuchh nhi. lagta hai ki jese ham stan mei ghum rhen h sabhi tereh ke noise pollutio band hone chahie.
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                                          Tushar
                                          Apr 18, 2017 at 8:26 am
                                          It's justifyble to say it's created ng problem for u.. But there is a way to express it ..u hve been listening to it for long .and it's now uvfeel. U are stan ... Lol itne sal gunge ti
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                                          Sunita
                                          Apr 17, 2017 at 9:49 pm
                                          Good ...very good ,Sonu ji ...... आपने बहुत अच्छा किया ,कुछ लोग सच में जागे तो ी......मैं एक दिल की मरीज हूं मेरे दिल पर Divice implant है।मैंने लगभग साल पहले एक मस्जिद के खिलाफ ध्वनि प्रदूषण की F.I.R. पहाड़ गंज थाना,नई दिल्ली 110055.में दी थी आज तक कुछ नही हुआ अपने area के S.D.M. के पास भी गए पर....सभी लोग "हमारे हाथ में कुछ नही है" बोल कर हमें वापिस भगा देते थे...धन्यवाद आपको
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                                            albino
                                            Apr 17, 2017 at 9:47 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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