Sonu Nigam quits Twitter to support Abhijeet Bhattacharya

| Updated: May 24, 2017 21:19 IST

New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): To show support to fellow singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sonu Nigam has quit the micro-blogging website Twitter. Abhijeet, whose account was suspended for his offensive tweets, got some support from, Sonu, who, before deleting the account, wrote, "Really? They suspended his account? Why? 90% of Twitter accounts then should be suspended too for worse fanaticism, Foul language & Threats!" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Really? They suspended his account? Why? 90% of Twitter accounts then should be suspended too for worse fanaticism, Foul language & Threats! <a href="https://t.co/JwopfD44jl">https://t.co/JwopfD44jl</a></p>&mdash; Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) <a href="https://twitter.com/sonunigam/status/867091958803472384">May 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Abhijeet was accused of harassing JNU student leader Shehla Rashid with "inappropriate" and "insulting" language. His tweet targeting her was reported by various users after which the accout was suspended. She thanked everyone for the support by tweeting. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sincere thanks to everyone for the support. Abhijit had to delete his tweet.<br>His Twitter account has also been suspended. :)</p>&mdash; Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) <a href="https://twitter.com/Shehla_Rashid/status/867021264631742464">May 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Today, in a series of tweets, the 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' singer informed he will be leaving Twitter really soon. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">24 Shall Delete d account in a bit so the messages are conveyed clearly and with Utmost Humility and Good Intent. Thanks Twitter.</p>&mdash; Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) <a href="https://twitter.com/sonunigam/status/867246455978938369">May 24, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> He also backed Paresh Rawal for his comments over Arundhati roy and tweeted, "A woman can endorse a picture of Gautam Gambhir in the front of the Army Jeep, & Paresh Rawal, Criticized for doing d same to someone else." The actor-MP had tweeted: "Instead of tying stone-pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy". The post was a reference to a video from Kashmir where the army had used a civilian as a human shield. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">24 Shall Delete d account in a bit so the messages are conveyed clearly and with Utmost Humility and Good Intent. Thanks Twitter.</p>&mdash; Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) <a href="https://twitter.com/sonunigam/status/867246455978938369">May 24, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> In April this year, Sonu sparked another controversy where he tweeted how the sounding of morning azaan on loudspeakers at a mosque near his residence would not let him get proper sleep. His statements angered many and a Muslim cleric even offered Rs 10 lakh to anyone who would shave the singer's head. (ANI)

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