Woken Up By The Morning Azaan, Sonu Nigam Is Now On A Twitter Rant Against 'Forced Religiousness'

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Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam performs during the finale of Ramjas College's Centennial celebrations.
Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam performs during the finale of Ramjas College's Centennial celebrations.

This morning, singer Sonu Nigam was apparently woken up by the sound of Azaan from a local mosque. And, going by his tweets, he hated it so much that he called it 'gundagardi'.

Nigam's main concern was this: "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," the singer tweeted.

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

— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 16, 2017

Nigam didn't stop there. He went on to justify his tweets too. Well, let's say he tried to.

He then went on to say that he doesn't 'believe' that temples and gurudwaras should wake up people with loud noises either.

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?

— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017

And finally he came to a conclusion about mosques do it.

Gundagardi hai bus...

— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017

Nigam's tweets were criticised:

Azaan should be stopped in India, where millions of Muslims live, because desh ka laadla Sonu Nigam can't sleep. Where is the tolerance? FO.

— Sheru. (@iamzaalima) April 17, 2017

Dear Sonu Nigam u forget u started ur career doing jagrata all night. Where was gundagardi thn. If azaan shd stop thn jagrata shd also stop.

— G.MISHRA (@Satyameva_J) April 17, 2017

But it was also supported by many.

Apurva Asrani, editor and screenwriter, probably best summarised our exact feeling after Nigam's tweet.

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. https://t.co/BVu1Nb6mKR

— Apurva Asrani (@Apurvasrani) April 17, 2017

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