Everyone is aware of the comments which singer Sonu Nigam made on Azaan. Other Bollywood celebrities have also commented on the same. The latest addition to this lot is Raftaar.
Raftaar is known for speaking his mind naked and being inhibited in voicing his opinion. Following his traditions, he took it to his Instagram story and posted a video with the sound of Azaan in the background. Without mincing any words Raftaar wrote, “Insaan azaan ki awaaz se razamand nahi. Matlab ke kalakaar ko apni kal hi pasand nahi.”
In case, if you have missed out on whats going on, Sonu Nigam shaved his head off after a senior member of a minority council issued a fatwa against Sonu Nigam for his comments over Azaan prayers. Sonu Nigam mentioned the following in a press conference:
“I didn’t speak against any religion and I’m not against Azaan, only the use of loudspeakers. I believe in all faiths. This is a social topic, not a religious one. I have a right to my opinion. Dharam ke naam pe log sharab pee ke naach rahe hote hai. Filmy gaane chala rahe hote hai. Matlab yeh dadagiri nahi hai?”
“I used to wrap up my shows by 10 and respected the time frame given by the government. I have no problem with Azaan or Aarti, my problem is Loudspeaker. We should address this issue seriously. Our children are also part of this country.”
“I want to say this once again, what Aalim bhai is doing is not some agitation. Don’t feature it like that. Don’t portray it like a challenge. I don’t think it is a challenge. This is to tell you that baal kaatne wala Mussalman hai aur jiske baal katwane ka fatwa diya gaya hai woh Hindu hai. There is no animosity. I’m not cutting my hair against my will. I’m telling my Musalmaan bhai to cut my hair. If we interpret the talk of fatwa with love and if you’ll understand what I have said then that is wonderful.”