Sonu Nigam Tweets Against Azaan on Loudspeaker, Reminded of Jagratas

Sonu Nigam.

Sonu Nigam.

There is a possibility that his account might have been hacked, but no further clarification has come from the singer.

New Delhi: Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam raised eyebrows on Monday morning with a series of tweets against the azaan call given by a mosque near his home, terming it “forced religiousness”.

Questioning the use of loudspeakers for azaan, the singer wrote, "And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam... Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?"

Nigam even termed the practice as “gundagardi”.

Azaan is a call to prayer given five times a day by the muezzin of a mosque. The first call is given early in the morning.

Reacting to Sonu Nigam's tweet, Tehseen Poonawalla tweteed:

Other Twitterati, too, were quick to react.

One user was waiting for Nigam to say his account was hacked.

Others demanded ban on loudspeakers for religious purposes.

One user reminded Nigam that jagratas was how he started his successful singing career.

Nigam was also panned for the tweet.

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