- "Not a Muslim, why should I be woken by the azaan," he tweeted
- Mr Nigam ended by describing the uninvited alarm as 'gundagardi'
- Sonu Nigam's tweets have opened a debate on Twitter
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
And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017
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
Gundagardi hai bus...— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017
Sonu Nigam's tweets have opened a debate on Twitter, with several siding with and against the singer. Some have pointed out those labelling the singer 'anti-Muslim' that it is not Islam he is objecting to, but the use of loudspeakers in particular. 'Sonu Nigam' is currently the top trend on Twitter.
Well said @sonunigam religion is personal stuff, one should not enforce it on others via loud speaker or Bombs Sonu Nigam— Kumar Priyadarshi (@darshi1986) April 17, 2017
Sonu Nigam has raised a valid point, loudspeakers should not be used at mosque, temple , gurudwara and other places.— Shailesh Jha () (@HindustaniTweet) April 17, 2017
If I woke up to Sonu Nigam's songs on loudspeakers, will he have a problem? Asking for a friend.— Qween of Poor Nation (@QweenOfHells) April 17, 2017
Does Sonu Nigam know the Mata Rani BHAJAN he sang traumatized unsuspecting school-going children in every Hindu mohalla with a temple?— Nikita Gupta (@AthenaAtWar1) April 17, 2017
Sonu Nigam is developing a prickly Twitter personality to rival Rishi Kapoor, lately. He recently schooled colleague Mika Singh for addressing him as 'tum' in a tweet instead of 'aap.'
He recently appeared as a judge on Indian Idol 9. Sonu Nigam has also collaborated with Sachin Tendulkar on the cricketer's debut album, Cricket Wali Beat.