We just brought to you pictures of a bald Sonu Nigam, who shaved off his head after a Maulvi challenged him to do so. It all started after Sonu tweeted against the Azaan stating, “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. And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison? 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?” Although nowhere did Sonu specifically take on Muslims but a Maulvi issued a Fatwa stating any person who dared to shave Nigam’s hair, put a garland made of torn shoes around his neck and tour him around the country will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh. Also read: Sonu Nigam shaves his head to protest the fatwa issued against him and Twitter goes crazy over it
Now that Sonu has himself shaved off his head as a befitting reply to the Maulvi, the latter is backing out from giving the said reward. In interaction with ANI, he argued “Sonu Nigam has not done all the things I asked for, two out of the three things remain unfulfilled. Will give reward of 10 lakh, only when he does rest two-garland of old torn shoes and tour around the country.”
Here, check out the tweet below:
Sonu Nigam has not done all the things I asked for, two out of the three things remain unfulfilled: Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi on fatwa pic.twitter.com/ONUmrPCHzi
— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2017
In case you didn’t know, Sonu Nigam had hosted a press con this afternoon after going bald. He said, “It’s not an agitation, not a challenge that I am throwing someone’s way. I am shaving my head just to show that the person cutting my hair is a Muslim. It’s all about interpreting things the right way. I exhort the media to present it like that and not in a confrontational way.” Nigam further said that he raised a social issue and not a religious one when he tweeted about being woken up by morning azaan and apologised if someone thought otherwise. “What is happening to the country? Anyone can lynch anyone or anyone can issue a fatwa. I’m not talking about any single religion, also wrote about temples and gurudwara which no one seemed to notice.”
The singer said he wanted to respond to the ‘fatwa’ in the language of love. “The one who is cutting my hair is a Muslim and I am a Hindu. There is no animosity. The same language of ‘fatwa’ can be communicated in a language of love,” he said.
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