After kicking up storm on Azan, Sonu Nigam says demolition of Babri Masjid was wrong


Singer Sonu Nigam, who faced huge backlash in 2017 for expressing his disgust over the use of loudspeaker for azan, Muslims’ call for prayers, has made a stunning statement over the demolition of Babri Masjid on 6 December 1992. The singer said that the act to demolish Babri Masjid was wrong.

“I am never in favour of demolishing any temples or mosques. First, it was wrong to demolish Babri Masjid. That single act is responsible for everything wrong now. It shouldn’t have happened,” he told Times Now channel.

Nigam added, “I agree (Mughal emperor) Babar was wrong to have demolished the temple, built at the birth place of Ram. There can be no bigger mistake or foolishness than this. Ok, he made that mistake. Now is it right for others, several generations after Babar, to avenge that act? This is not right…This is not forward thinking at all.”

Nigam said that the best solution to Ayodhya controversy was to create a ‘beautiful Ram Temple, a mosque, a church and a gurudwara there.’ He said, “We must create a beautiful Ram Mandir there, a beautiful mosque there, and a beautiful church there and a beautiful gurudwara there and show to the world that this what India is all about. Can you do this? You don’t have the guts to do.”

He said he solution end the Ayodhya controversy forever, but it will not suit the political agenda of parties. “But, they wouldn’t do this, because there’s no political advantage here. This is their (political parties) main problem,” he added.

Nigam had caused a huge controversy in April 2017 after he posted a series of tweets raising questions on the use of loudspeaker for Azan in the morning and said it was “forced religiousness”.

The controversy became so big that the singer had to later remove his verified Twitter account in the face of growing backlash.

Ayodhya dispute is before the Supreme Court’s five-judge bench now.