Mentioned Temples, Gurudwaras too: Sonu Nigam clarifies Azaan tweet

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New Delhi [India], Apr 19 (ANI): After being trolled mercilessly for his controversial Twitter rant against 'azaan,' Sonu Nigam finally opened up on the issue, saying, "When I am talking about Loudspeakers, I did mention Temples and Gurudwaras too." The 'Kal Ho Na Ho' singer, yesterday, took to his Twitter handle to explain his earlier tweets where he spoke about the problems in waking up to the early morning Azaan. His series of tweets read: "Dear everyone. Your stand exposes your own IQ. I stand by my statement that loudspeakers should not be allowed in Mosques & Temples. Period." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dear everyone. Your stand exposes your own IQ. I stand by my statement that loudspeakers should not be allowed in Mosques & Temples. Period</p>&mdash; Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) <a href="https://twitter.com/sonunigam/status/854232105009561600">April 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "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." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And dear Everyone, for those who are tainting my Tweets anti Muslim, tell me 1 place where I have said anything related, & I&#39;ll apologize.</p>&mdash; Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) <a href="https://twitter.com/sonunigam/status/854346787825491968">April 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "When I am talking about Loudspeakers, I did mention Temples and Gurudwaras too. Is it that hard to comprehend? Loosen up guys". <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">When I am talking about Loudspeakers, I did mention Temples and Gurudwaras too. Is it that hard to comprehend? Loosen up guys.</p>&mdash; Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) <a href="https://twitter.com/sonunigam/status/854347602380193792">April 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Other than these, the singer went on clarifying himself, the whole day, from debates and mud-slinging on Twitter. For the unversed, Sonu, who was woken up to the sound of Azaan early in the morning, took social media by storm after terming the practice as "forced religiousness," on April 17. His controversial tweets evoked a mixed response on the Internet and among every genre of people in the nation. "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" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">God bless everyone. I&#39;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</p>&mdash; Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) <a href="https://twitter.com/sonunigam/status/853758848133242880">April 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?</p>&mdash; Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) <a href="https://twitter.com/sonunigam/status/853760205368078336">April 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "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?" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I don&#39;t believe in any temple or gurudwara using electricity To wake up people who don&#39;t follow the religion . Why then..? Honest? True?</p>&mdash; Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) <a href="https://twitter.com/sonunigam/status/853761583666806784">April 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "Gundagardi hai bus..." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="eu" dir="ltr">Gundagardi hai bus...</p>&mdash; Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) <a href="https://twitter.com/sonunigam/status/853764889671720960">April 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> (ANI)
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