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Sonu Nigam Shaves Head In Response to Cleric's Challenge

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Updated: April 19, 2017, 11:22 PM IST
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Sonu Nigam Shaves Head In Response to Cleric's Challenge
Sonu Nigam addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon clarifying his controversial tweets on azaan.

After a Kolkata-based cleric challenged Sonu Nigam to shave his head for making controversial tweets on azaan, the popular singer held a press meet on Wednesday afternoon to clarify his opinion. While addressing the media in Mumbai today, Nigam stated that he never spoke against Islam, but it was only meant to be against the usage of loudspeakers.

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Nigam, after giving a fitting reply to Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi, vice-president of the West Bengal Minority United Council for issuing a fatwa against him, showed no qualms in getting his head shaved.

For the uninitiated, upset by Nigam’s comments on aazan, Quaderi reportedly offered a reward of ₹10 lakh to anyone who would shave Nigam's head, put a garland of old torn shoes around his neck and parade him around the country. While reacting to Quaderi’s comments, Nigam again took to Twitter this morning.

The singer, while speaking to media, said that he was not against any religion and that his tweets had been misconstrued. “I am a secular person, it was not about azaan, it was about the loud sound,” clarified the singer to the press and added “Playing loud sounds on speaker is gundagardi for me.”

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The singer argued that he had also mentioned in his tweets about Gurdwaras and Temple misusing loudspeakers but no one had paid attention to that. “I can’t write an essay on Twitter. I also wrote a tweet on temples and gurudwara which no one reflected upon.”

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