Bengaluru: Singer Sonu Nigam, who doesn’t mince words when it comes to issues of societal importance, had once put out a tweet slamming Azaan in the morning. 

In his tweets, he had said, “God bless everyone. I am 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 added, “And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?” 

Today, Sabnam Fatima, a Twitter user put out a tweet in which she pointed out that Sonu had deleted his tweet as he was in Dubai, owing to massive outrage. 

She also said, “Drub him royally by putting him in a cell with a loudspeaker calling out the call for prayer 5 times a day. 


When he put out the tweet, there was massive outrage. While some supported him, some others didn’t. 

In fact, even the film fraternity was divided. Anupam Kher, another celebrity was quick to extend his support. 

While Mahesh Bhatt, director had this to say. He said, “This is an ‘engineered’ affair. I refuse to be part of this silly conflict. It is also as old as hills.”