Sonu Nigam Azaan row: Two stabbed in Madhya Pradesh for backing singer’s comments

A case of attempted murder under Section 307 of the IPC has been filed against the accused.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:April 20, 2017 10:06 pm
Sonu Nigam, Two men stabbed Sonu nigam, Sonu Nigam men attacked, Madhya Pradesh men attacked, Sonu nigam azaan, Sonu Nigam row, Muslim cleric Sonu nigam, sonu nigam loudspeaker, India news, Indian Express Sonu Nigam shaved his head in order to prove his stand on the azaan statement made on Monday. (Express File Photo)

Two man were stabbed in Gopalpura, Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday after one of them took to Facebook in support of Sonu Nigam’s comments on the use of loudspeakers for Azaan, the Muslim call for prayer. Shivam Rai, who posted a comment on Facebook regarding the issue, was allegedly threatened on the phone by two men and told to come to the Freeganj area. Rai and his friend Ayush Shreewas were attacked on arrival with knives, reported The Hindustan Times. The two were later admitted to a district hospital; Shreewas was reportedly seriously injured.

A case of attempted murder under Section 307 of the IPC has been filed against the accused, Mohammad Nagori and Faizan Khan, the Madhavnagar police station in-charge MS Parmar told The Hindustan Times. The attackers are still at large. “They asked me to meet them in Freeganj area. When I reached there with my friend, Ayush Shreewas, they attacked us with knives,” Rai is quoted as saying by The Hindustan Times.

Read: Muslim cleric says people who do not respect secularism should leave India

Earlier this week, Sonu Nigam stirred controversy after going on a Twitter rant against the use of loudspeakers at Mosques, calling it ‘forced religiousness’ and ‘gundagardi’. His comments, which were backed by some and opposed by others, particularly angered Muslim cleric Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi who announced a reward of Rs 10 lakhs to anyone who manages to shave Nigam’s head, make him wear a garland of old shoes and parade him across the country. The row didn’t stop there, as soon after, Nigam himself shaved his head and told the media that he stands by his statements.

“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,” he had tweeted. He added, “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…”

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    Novkhez shah
    Apr 24, 2017 at 1:00 am
    I hate sonu nigam how dare he talk about azan .woh to singer hai na usko abhi tklaoud speaker ka habit nhe hua agar itna he usko problem hai azan ka loud speaker se toh usko apna singing career chord daena chahiye night concert kerna he nhe chahiye usko apna zaban mae lagam lagana chahiye usko loud speaker se nhe muslim se problem hai .ab toh sonu gaiya woh singer banae ka like he nhe hai q woh yeh bhulra hai ki yeh india hai aur usko her religion ka respect kerna chahiye .koi azan bandh nhe kerwasakta . No one can stop the azan so go to so called sonu nigam
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      Watson
      Apr 21, 2017 at 8:43 am
      India is a zoo!
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        IslamForFoooools
        Apr 21, 2017 at 7:04 am
        EVIL EDITOR of Indian express, now pushed this news in which Hindus are stabbed by Muslims on 4 th page, they removed this important news of intolerance by Muslims on 4 th page , so that one reads it now. How evil media is, look Hindus, you have been discriminated and genocided, if it was simple beating by some Hindu, it would make headlines and big noisy news everywhere in this evil news agency. Die editor die.
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          Pitambar Sharma
          Apr 21, 2017 at 6:49 am
          Sonu Nigam was absolutely right. Muslims are terrorizing the world. Where they have majority, they are crushing and oppressing minorities, including forcible conversion. Even where they are a minority, they try to intimidate others. Hindus are so stupid. What is there to debate in dealing with Muslims. There is only one way they understand. Also, the sickulars should be treated the same way as Muslims -- firmly and no mercy.
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            IslamForFoooools
            Apr 21, 2017 at 7:06 am
            Very true my friend, have 5 children, make them aggressive , unite Hindus in your area, no matter how much resistance you get. Boycott buying from landas, make them poor and convert them to Hinduism. These shud be our stargtegy. Not only defensive, but we should be apoffnsive to landa people
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            vnksk
            Apr 21, 2017 at 6:21 am
            Sickulars goondas Akhilesh, Rahul,Mamta , laloo etc. don't represent Hindus. Indian Muslims are in the grip of communal Mullas due to these sickulars.
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              vnksk
              Apr 21, 2017 at 6:13 am
              Use of LS is banned between 10 PM and 6AM and​ should be strictly enforced. Violators should be prosecuted. If this is done then people will not complain about sleep.
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                Birendra
                Apr 21, 2017 at 5:41 am
                why not this cleric is hanged,these loudspeakers should be banned throuhout the country
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                  Trollbuster
                  Apr 21, 2017 at 4:43 am
                  Why fight against only Muslim loudspeakers ? Real fight has to be against all kind of noise pollution in this country . That will only happen if there is awareness among people how bad noise is for there health . It also includes all the dogs honking on the streets for no reason .
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                    IslamForFoooools
                    Apr 21, 2017 at 5:59 am
                    Islam is most violent ideology on earth which is why only Islam should be hated and nothing else. 3 rd Islamic attack in France in 10 days, you Muslims attacked ram navmi procession on Bihar, in Bangal, yesterday Muslims attacked ambedkar jayanti procession with stones and sticks and firing, nad now this murder in MP by Muslims over loud speakers , there is no way for justification for distance of Islam on earth. Islam ruined Syria , it will ruin India if allowed to grow. Die you jackazz Satan
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                    Maya
                    Apr 21, 2017 at 4:22 am
                    Stop Islamic terrorism and intolerance ! This proves why pimp journalists are scared to utter a word against Islam. They take the liberty to abuse and criticise Hinduism because Hindus are tolerant people.
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                      Maya
                      Apr 21, 2017 at 4:19 am
                      If the attempted murder had been commited by a Hindu, these pimp journalists would be up in arms asking Hindus to tolerate . Now where are they? Where are the dramatic award returnees and other jokers?
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                        balasubramaniam
                        Apr 21, 2017 at 4:08 am
                        Where have all our secularist leaders, artists, etc. who become vocal on "intolerance" gone now? Perhaps they have been banished to stan by our so called mullahs.
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                          Mahender Goriganti
                          Apr 21, 2017 at 3:59 am
                          I agree there should be ban on loud speakers all across India. Those who want to pray should go or pray at home on their own. No need for voice pollution & aggravation & disturbance to others peace and meditation etc. .
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                            Peaceful
                            Apr 21, 2017 at 3:58 am
                            Ah ha, Religion of Peace strikes again. Getting Typical eh?
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                              vnksk
                              Apr 21, 2017 at 3:55 am
                              Muslim IE will always defend them. It doesn't report communal anti Hindu misdeeds of Manta govt and her encouragement to fatwawaz mullas in the name of sickularism.
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                                Mahender Goriganti
                                Apr 21, 2017 at 3:53 am
                                I suggest a online movement for demanding an end to loud speakers on all Mastoids & moronic places.
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                                  Mahender Goriganti
                                  Apr 21, 2017 at 3:44 am
                                  That is what Muslim goons in India are all about most are MFs
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                                    IslamForFoooools
                                    Apr 21, 2017 at 4:01 am
                                    Islam shud be brought to zero by conversions and financial boycott then only peace can be achieved. Instead we buy from them , we hire them, we sell buy land from them, we give them reservation, make them strong economically but their at ude against us becomes more and more aggressively strong. We must work on Hindu nation if we want to survive
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                                    Parimala
                                    Apr 21, 2017 at 3:26 am
                                    Azaan is in no way a hardcore fanatic when compared to the sadhvi who said to the press and media that the Hindu fanatic who killed the man on su ion of selling/consuming beef as Bhagat Singh. Religions have been created to kill people, that is a pretext to escape the law and the law looks the other way.
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                                      IslamForFoooools
                                      Apr 21, 2017 at 3:36 am
                                      World is riddled with Islamic terrorism. If you see videos of mosque speeches throughout world you will know mosques are nothing but terror epicenter , Germany had to close so many mosques due to terrorism speeches and support, same applies everywhere. Azaan is call for waging jihad against non Muslims, you will support them because you have same mindset as jihadists
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                                      IslamForFoooools
                                      Apr 21, 2017 at 3:23 am
                                      In saharanpur Uttar Pradesh Muslims attacked ambedkar jayanti shobha yatra arranged by BJP mla, in Paris Islamic terrorists attack happen third time in 10'days, besides thousand soldiers of attack in 2017. Still Hindus want Islam to be practiced and to be allowed in India with more rights to them than Hindus, why Hindu secularists want to write their own obituary? Wake up Hindus, wake up non Muslims
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                                        IslamForFoooools
                                        Apr 21, 2017 at 3:20 am
                                        When some cow killer is confronted by gau rakshak media show all instigating videos and sensational headlines to instigate minds of Muslims against Hindus, but when Muslims are stabbing Hindus for no real reason, media gives news as a simple stabbing incident? Worst thing is so many Hindus supported even caocophonic azaan, and now see how musselman are stabbing Hindus . NO INTOLERANCE or Islamic terrorism debates now. Hindus are being systematically targeted and genocided in India, we are doomed to finish due to secularism and giving too much freedom to enemy religion
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                                          IslamForFoooools
                                          Apr 21, 2017 at 2:58 am
                                          Lord Krishna was abused, no violence, lord Rama was abused, no violence, Hindus are abused on daily basis, no violence,, ONLY one citizen expresses his opinion about loud speaker use on mosques, and Muslims start stabbing Hindus. And still media will paint Hindus as intolerant. WAKE UP Hindus, start heating everything related to haters so thta you can take on thme or else they are doing this to you when you are 80 percent and they are only 15 percent. What will Hindus do when they reach 50 percent? Answer me.. start on working and making htis country Hindu nation or else you will end up same way as stani and Bangladeshi Hindus
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                                            OmKar
                                            Apr 21, 2017 at 1:44 am
                                            Now all Khans, Khangrss and Smajwadis, Ram Guha and Judges of HC and SC will not speak a single word. Pathetic!
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                                              IslamForFoooools
                                              Apr 21, 2017 at 3:24 am
                                              In saharanpur Uttar Pradesh Muslims attacked ambedkar jayanti shobha yatra arranged by BJP mla, in Paris Islamic terrorists attack happen third time in 10'days, besides thousand soldiers of attack in 2017, in Bihar ram navmi yatra was attacked by Muslims last week, Still Hindus want Islam to be practiced and to be allowed in India with more rights to them than Hindus, why Hindu secularists want to write their own obituary? Wake up Hindus, wake up non Muslims
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