Sonu Nigam hasn’t been doing so well on social media lately. As the singer came under scrutiny after using social media to complain about the pitch of the azaan that he can hear from the mosque near his home, which reflected the impression that he felt negative about the Muslim community. After a few celebrities came out and spoke about the issue, it’s non other than Saif Ali Khan has done the same.
“Don’t know who you are offending. At one level I agree, the lesser sound the better, there should be certain decibel levels allowed across religious practices. I also understand the amplification of the sound during azaan comes from insecurity. Not just here but also in Israel apparently where three different religions co-exist. It’s been written about so I believe it’s the same,” Indian Express reports the actor expressing.
He went on to add, “As a minority, you would like to make your presence felt and hopefully accepted. If someone says that it should be extinguished, it will make some people little uncomfortable. As a precursor to some sort of holocaust, it’s the first thing you think of. There’s a bit of fear there. It’s fine to express your views on the decibel levels. I think that tweet was a bit aggressive though, initially. And I do think religion should be a private affair and we should be a secular country.”
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