Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi, the vice-president of West Bengal United Minority Council recently announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh to the person who shaved Sonu’s head and presented a garland of old shoes, after his complaint disturbed many across the nation.
Sonu Nigam, who recently was on hot seat for sharing an opinion in general, held a press meet to clear the air. As promised on his tweet, he shaved his head and politely apologized to those who thought otherwise. His tweet about loudspeakers being used for azaan at 4AM was misinterpreted by many across the nation ad that has brought him under the spotlight.
Talking about the same to the reporters, he clarified by saying “I am a secular person. It was not about azaan, it was about the loud sound. Playing loud sound on a speaker is gundagardi for me. What is happening to the country? Anyone can lynch anyone or anyone can issue a fatwa. I’m not talking about any single religion.” Sonu made a statement saying that he never meant to hurt anyone’s intention.
He clarified by saying azaan is important not loud speakers, which we believe is the point he has been making ever since he tweeted about it. The comment was not only about the mosques but also about temples and gurudwara who followed such practice.
Like it or not, but the point here is valid. Are we as a nation really intolerant? Are we all so sensitive to a personal comment or opinion? Or are we too religiously inclined to consider these comments disturbing enough to stir the nation?
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