NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam in a show of religious intolerance has criticized the Azaan call given by a mosque near his home.
The singer took to twitter and posted a series of statements against Azaan terming it ‘forced religiousness’.
Sonu compared the practice with those in other religions and called it ‘Gundagardi’.
The singer is loved and admired in both India and Pakistan but his indecent criticism hurt many of his fans. He received flak over his comments as people called him ‘disrespectful’ towards the religion.
— Urooj Ashfaq (@RougeAF) April 17, 2017
Incidents of religious intolerance are common in India where the Muslims are a minority and do not receive their due rights and respect. Many of the Muslims are frequently attacked and killed over accusations of cow slaughter as the animal is considered sacred in Hindu-majority India.
- Bollywood celebrities are also subjected to criticism and targeted over their Muslim faith.