A written complaint was filed against singer Sonu Nigam on Wednesday in Marathwada’s Aurangabad over his tweet criticising of the use of loudspeakers for broadcasting sermons and calls to prayers, police said.
“We have received a written complaint against the singer. However, no offence has been registered so far in this regard,” Amitesh Kumar, Commissioner of Police, Aurangabad told PTI.
One Nadeem Rana, head of a local religious organisation, approached the Jinsi Police Station with a written complaint against Nigam, the official said.
“We are studying this complaint and further course of action will be decided accordingly,” he said.
Nigam on Wednesday got his head tonsured by a celebrity hairstylist at a press conference in Mumbai in response to a ‘fatwa’ by a Muslim cleric who took strong exception to the Bollywood playback singer’s tweets .
Sonu Nigam gets his head shaved after a Fatwa was issued announcing 10 Lakhs for anyone who shaves Nigam’s head pic.twitter.com/wWUZmnmb8N— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2017
On Monday, the 43-year-old singer had described as hooliganism the use of loudspeakers for broadcasting sermons and calls to prayers.
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— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 16, 2017
Gundagardi hai bus…— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017
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