After Sonu Nigam, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi says azaan on loudspeakers ‘uncivilised’; Twitterati weigh in

An evidently annoyed Suchitra Krishnamoorthi wrote on Twitter - "came home at 4.45 am 2 most aggressive/ ear shattering call of azaan. Nothing more lowlife & dumb than such extreme imposed religiousity," subsequently generating quite a buzz on social media.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 24, 2017 11:33 am
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It was only a couple of months ago that Sonu Nigam’s morning rant on how the call for prayers for Muslims, known as Azaan, disturbed his sleep. His series of tweets resulted in other Twitter users accusing him of religious bigotry and communalism. As he stood by his stand on “forced religiousness” and even went on to shave his head after a fatwa issued by a Muslim cleric who announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh to anybody who’d shave off Nigam’s hair. Probably stepping into Nigam’s shoes, now it is Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, actress and singer, who has taken a stand against ‘Azaan on loudspeakers’.

On July 23, an evidently annoyed Krishnamoorthi wrote on Twitter – “came home at 4.45 am 2 most aggressive/ ear shattering call of azaan. Nothing more lowlife & dumb than such extreme imposed religiousity.” As a response, a fake Twitter account user of journalist Sagarika Ghose tweeted: “While Hindoo celebs raise voice agnst Azaan, I remind dem its good to wakeup at BrahmaMuhurt acc to Hinduism. Azaan only helps to do so…” This was one among many others that responded to Krishnamoorthi. Responding to a couple of them, she went on to explain why she said what she said.

But before that, read the actress-singer’s tweet that started it all, here.

This was the fake account’s reply, which further prompted Krishnamoorthi to explain her tweet.

This is what she said thereafter.

Another Twitter user countered her by saying that he lives in “an otherwise quite locality” and was OK with the temple nearby playing songs on loud speaker.

To this, she tweeted — “nobody objects to azaan or prayers during decent hours. But to be wakung up entire neighbourhood at 5 am is not civilized.”

Here are other Twitter reactions her tweet garnered.

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  1. D
    Jul 24, 2017 at 9:26 pm
    Suchitra Krishnamoorti's career was unsuccessful, The only mile stone she achieved was getting married to Shekhar Kapoor, but it Did not work for long and now she is in dark, she needs some cheap publicity and poor old lady she thought she will follow Sonu Nigam, may be BJP will be impressed and offer her some work. In our Hindu religion we are advised to get up before sunrise and so that we can bath, do pooja paat etc:- Since Sangh Parivar is behind this issue they are working against the Dharma. In fact we must thank the Muslims for the Azaan, (duration 3 minutes maximum) that helps us to connect with God and Students can also study for it is good and fresh time to memorize. But Drunkards, Drug addicts and pros utes find this difficult due to their night activities. Jai Bharat!
    1. U
      Jul 25, 2017 at 1:27 am
      deshbandhu very nice reply sir aisi aurat raat bhar pub ya bar mein rehkar humpar ehsaan karti hai jab saare logo ka uthne ka time hota hai tab yeh sone k liye aati hai inko pub ka shor nhi sunai deta azaan barabar sunai deti hai
    2. K
      Kamal Pasha
      Jul 24, 2017 at 4:37 pm
      Azaan on loudspeakers is uncivilised but drinking Gau Mutar is civilised.
      1. J
        Jul 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm
        gau muthr is good for mental health
        1. S
          Aug 21, 2017 at 8:34 pm
          Now you are drinking cow and chaddi gang lost wits,in future you will eat cow dung.Where are you taking Indians.What will you say civilised or uncivilsed?
        2. K
          Jul 26, 2017 at 4:01 pm
          Jab yahan ow se related koi bat hi nahi.. to apni jahalat kyu dikha rahe ho.. y soreading hatred.😏😏
        3. R
          Jul 24, 2017 at 4:26 pm
          Ab em, Muslims are minority in India .. They should not irritate the majority here in India by Azaan. Hence Azaan should be stopped . My Request to all--- Accept the truth,use your brains ,live in peace and leave others to live peacefully.
          1. I
            Jul 24, 2017 at 5:19 pm
            Try and stop
          2. Dharamvir Saihgal
            Jul 24, 2017 at 3:59 pm
            Interesting,since appea t is government's policy and tolerance is our compulsion.Anyway, it has rightly been said,"What can not be cured must be endured."
            1. A
              Ab Saleem
              Jul 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm
              Yeah every evening til night i hearing loud DJ of kawari people. Even we have two hospital (one is for new born). Uncivilized.
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