Sonu Nigam has been responding to his detractors on Twitter
Sonu Nigam is responding to Twitter users who disagree with how he voiced his opinion on the use of loudspeakers by religious establishments.music Updated: Jun 18, 2017 08:02 IST
Singer Sonu Nigam on Wednesday responded to trolls post his comment on “forced religiousness” in India that triggered a string of reactions online.
Nigam took to Twitter on Wednesday to respond to users who slammed him for his azaan comments.
One user said: “I can only pray for you to get well soon from your mental instability so that the next time you raise an issue on Twitter with some sense and sanity.”
To which Nigam replied: “Still grammatically incorrect...stick to Hindi baby.”
Still Grammatically incorrect.. Stick to Hindi Baby.. https://t.co/ovWgNihbij— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 18, 2017
Another user came in support of the singer and said that the previous user “has no logic and language in her replies. Needless expressions. Empty vessel”.
Nigam replied to him “And apparently she’s from Youth Congress. God bless our country if such is the future of our country’s Politics,” Nigam said.
And apparently she's from Youth Congress. God bless our country if such is the future of our country's Politics.. https://t.co/Opnodxadrw— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 19, 2017
Another user said that Nigam had good intentions but wrong articulation.
“Perhaps you meant (Sikh, Hindu or Muslim) and (law abiding) citizen of India. Good intention wrong articulation,” the user wrote.
Nigam responded by saying: “There is only so much articulation Twitter permits... due to its words limitations. Thus you have to read the entire series of tweets.”
There's is only so much articulation Twitter permits one, due to its words limitations. Thus you have to read d entire series of tweets. https://t.co/4Omukx4JeY— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 19, 2017
Even Singer Mika Singh slammed Nigam and asked him to shift to somewhere else.
“Big brother I respect you lot as a singer. I think you should change your house and stay somewhere else instead of changing loud speakers,” Singh tweeted on Wednesday.
Singh also said that “Gurdwaras, Mandirs, masjids and churches aren’t only for loud speakers. They represent charity, langars and honourable things”.
But filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who has made movies such as “Buddha in a Traffic Jam” and “Chocolate”, has lent his support to the singer.
“What happened to Bollywood’s champions of free speech because Sonu Nigam is not a sycophant of your club, so no support to him? hypocrites,” he tweeted.
The Bole Chudiyan singer replied: “A Herd of Cattle, is always bigger than a Pride of Lions.”
Nigam on Wednesday offered to apologise if his recent controversial tweets were found to be ‘anti-Muslim’.
It was about Loudspeaker, and only loudspeaker. Too bad that they r on Mosques, Temples & Gurudwaras, thus the reference. Let's be human 1st https://t.co/JDwUHvqDnW— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 18, 2017
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.
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
He was trolled by Muslim community members and organisations with protests and some planning to move court against him.
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First Published: Apr 19, 2017 13:58 IST