Singer Sonu Nigam has broken his silence on the raging controversy on his tweets criticial of Azaan using loudspeakers saying that he stood by his comments.
Taking to Twitter, Nigam called his critics people with ‘low IQ’ while adding that the loudspeaker must be banned both from temple and mosques.
His tweet read, “Dear everyone. Your stand exposes your own IQ. I stand by my statement that loudspeakers should not be allowed in Mosques & Temples. Period.”
In another set of tweets, Nigam said that he was ready to apologise if anyone could prove how his tweets were anti Muslim.
He wrote, “And dear Everyone, for those who are tainting my Tweets anti Muslim, tell me 1 place where I have said anything related, & I’ll apologize. When I am talking about Loudspeakers, I did mention Temples and Gurudwaras too. Is it that hard to comprehend? Loosen up guys.”
Responding to the comments made by Congress’s Ahmed Patel, Nigam said that ‘this is how Sensible people Interpret an issue.”
He said, “This is how Sensible people Interpret an issue. Respects Mr Ahmed Patel. It is not about Azaan or Aarti. It’s about Loudspeaker.”
Patel on Tuesdsy had defended the singer arguing that the use of loudspeaker was not important for Azaan.
Nigam on Monday had posted a series of tweets expressing his disgust for Muslims using loudspeakers for azaan (call for prayers) in mosques and likened the act to gundagardi.
His tweets, that had gone viral, said, “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. And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?”
In his concluding tweets, the famous singer said the act was nothing but gundagardi.
“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? Gundagardi hai bus…”