Azaan remark: Sonu offers to shave head to keep fatwa reward, faces FIR
On Wednesday morning, Sonu announced in a tweet that he would shave his head in the afternoon, in response to a fatwa allegedly issued against him by a Muslim minister in West Bengal.
Sonu has also invited the press to be present at his residence at 2 pm. According to a leadingdaily, a senior member of the West Bengal Minority United Council said, “If anyone can shave his hair, put a garland of old torn shoes around his neck and tour him around the country I personally announce an award of Rs.10 lacs for that person.”
Sonu took it as a challenge and took to Twitter to announcing he was ready to shave his head and asked the Maulavi to bring Rs 10 lakhs to his home.
Sonu appeared before the media at his home Wednesday afternoon with a shiny bald pate and said, “I believe in all faiths and I didn’t speak against any religion.”
Sonu Nigam also spoke about exercising his democratic right: "This is a social topic and not religious and I have a right to my opinion.
The singer has been bashed by twitteratis for his tweets and there are some like Richa Chadda who has come away in support of Sonu. We just hope that, these twitter rants ends soon!
The latest news is that an FIR has been lodged against Sonu Nigam in this case.
The complaint was filed in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra and the official copy of it has been released.
Sonu Nigam is on the unpleasant side after being branded anti-Muslim after his tweets on the 'Azaan'.
Which reads, “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?”