'Keep your 10 lakhs ready', Sonu Nigam tells West Bengal Maulvi

Faith Castro
April 20, 2017

Sonu Nigam clarifies his "Azaan" remarks, says he is against any form of religious enforcement By Ranjini Maitra After his tweets on Azaan got him in trouble, Sonu Nigam called a press conference and clarified his stand.

After a senior member of a minority council issued a fatwa against Sonu Nigam for his comments over Azaan prayers, the singer finally shaved his head off.

Well, earlier today, Sonu Nigam shaved off his head at his house in Mumbai. The 42-year-old singer had promised to do this in a tweet on the morning of Wednesday, saying "Keep your 10 lakhs ready maulvi".

Continuing to this, Ayushmann added, "I think that's the beauty of our nation!"

On Monday, Nigam blew up a controversy when he lashed out at "forced religiousness" in India after being woken up by the "azaan" (Muslim call for prayer) from a mosque near his home.

In a recent press conference which took place less than an hour ago at his dream humble abode, he stated the following "I am a secular person".

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'Everyone has a right to their opinion and it should not be misconstrued.

Sonu Nigam said that he never imagined his "simple statement" would be blown out of proportion.

Keeping his word has earned Sonu Nigam Twitter's respect (barring the trolls and those who promptly turned the occasion into a joke).

"God bless everyone. I'm not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the azaan in the morning". I just raised a social topic, not a religious topic. "You have to fight fanaticism, you can't be quite". "If we interpret the talk of fatwa with love and if you'll understand what I have said then that is wonderful". "I believe loudspeakers are not a necessity in temples, masjids or gurdwaras", the singer reiterated his stance.

Reiterating his aversion to cacophony that spans across religions he said, "When someone uses loudspeakers, it is their way of saying, "This is my religion".

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