Sonu Nigam azaan row: Complaint filed against Bollywood singer over 'loudspeakers' tweet in Aurangabad

A written complaint was filed Wednesday against singer Sonu Nigam in Marathwada's Aurangabad over his tweet criticising of the use of loudspeakers for broadcasting sermons and calls to prayers (azaan), police said.

PTI April 19, 2017 21:05:01 IST
Sonu Nigam azaan row: Complaint filed against Bollywood singer over 'loudspeakers' tweet in Aurangabad

Mumbai: A written complaint was filed Wednesday against singer Sonu Nigam in Marathwada's Aurangabad over his tweet criticising of the use of loudspeakers for broadcasting sermons and calls to prayers (azaan), police said.

Sonu Nigam azaan row Complaint filed against Bollywood singer over loudspeakers tweet in Aurangabad

Sonu Nigam. PTI

"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 here in response to a "fatwa" by a Muslim cleric who took strong exception to the Bollywood playback singer's tweets.

On Monday, the 43-year-old singer had described as hooliganism the use of loudspeakers for broadcasting sermons and calls to prayers.

"Gundagardi hai bus (it is hooliganism)," he had posted on Twitter.

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