Articles about Azaan Controversy

Azaan controversy is about the 2-minute video in which Azaan can be heard, posted by Sonu Nigam on Twitter on April17, 2017. He mentioned the disturbance caused by the use of loudspeakers for the religious purpose. Following the controversy, Sonu Nigam shaved his head after a cleric announced a Rs.10 lakh reward for anyone who could shave Sonu’s head and garland him with shoes.

Prayagraj IG bans loudspeakers during 10pm-6am after complaint against 'azaan'

19 Mar 2021

Prayagraj IG bans loudspeakers during 10pm-6am after complaint against 'azaan'

The Inspector-General of Police, Prayagraj, has asked the District Magistrate to ensure a ban on the use of loudspeakers between 10 pm and 6 am, following a complaint filed by Allahabad University Vice-Chancellor Sangita Srivastava.

Azaan controversy: LeT planning the assassination of Sonu Nigam?

06 Feb 2018

Azaan controversy: LeT planning the assassination of Sonu Nigam?

In a shocking turn of events, singer Sonu Nigam and two BJP MLAs namely Ram Kadam and Ashish Shelar, have been issued advisory of threat.

Sonu Nigam faces heat in Dubai for making anti-Islam statements

08 Jan 2018

Sonu Nigam faces heat in Dubai for making anti-Islam statements

After Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam's anti-Islamic tweets last year against the sound of 'Azaan', an appeal to boycott his upcoming live concerts in Dubai is being circulated on WhatsApp.

Why target Diwali for noise pollution, not azaan: Tripura Governor

18 Oct 2017

Why target Diwali for noise pollution, not azaan: Tripura Governor

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, known for his frequent communal comments, is at it again.

Azaan controversy: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi files police complaints against abusive messages

27 Jul 2017

Azaan controversy: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi files police complaints against abusive messages

Actor Suchitra Krishnamoorthi has been facing a barrage of abusive messages on social media after she protested the "most aggressive/ear-shattering call of azaan".

Suchitra Krishnamoorthi enters azaan row, tweets about 'extreme imposed religiosity'

24 Jul 2017

Suchitra Krishnamoorthi enters azaan row, tweets about 'extreme imposed religiosity'

Actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi has now joined the azaan debate, which was triggered by Sonu Nigam objecting to the morning prayer in April.

Controversy: ICSE textbook depicts mosque as source of noise pollution

04 Jul 2017

Controversy: ICSE textbook depicts mosque as source of noise pollution

An image in a Class VI textbook under the ICSE has created a furore for depicting mosques as a source of noise pollution.

Assassinations to the Azaan row: Understanding fatwas

11 May 2017

Assassinations to the Azaan row: Understanding fatwas

Fatwas have been at the centre of eye-catching news stories in recent times, especially in the wake of the Sonu Nigam Azaan controversy. They make for interesting reading material both due to reflection of radicalism in some and the sheer absurdity in certain others.

Sonu Nigam controversy:HC says azaan, not loudspeakers integral to Islam

03 May 2017

Sonu Nigam controversy:HC says azaan, not loudspeakers integral to Islam

The Punjab and Haryana High Court said despite of Azaan being an integral part of Islam, it need not necessarily be played on loudspeakers.

Nigam's tweet aggressive, but azaan's loudness displays insecurity: Saif Ali

24 Apr 2017

Nigam's tweet aggressive, but azaan's loudness displays insecurity: Saif Ali

Acknowledging he found Sonu Nigam's tweet a little "aggressive" initially, Saif Ali Khan said the loud sound of azaan displays "insecurity".

BBC says no noise near Sonu's apartment, Quint disagrees

22 Apr 2017

BBC says no noise near Sonu's apartment, Quint disagrees

While Sonu Nigam's tweets did stir a controversy, BBC chimed in by saying that when they sent their reporter to Nigam's residence she had stated that there was "no audible sounds of azaan".

Complaint against Sonu Nigam over tweet

20 Apr 2017

Complaint against Sonu Nigam over tweet

A religious leader from Aurangabad has filed a complaint with the local police over Sonu Nigam's tweet about the use of loud speakers during prayers.

Sonu Nigam shaves head over Rs. 10 lakh fatwa

19 Apr 2017

Sonu Nigam shaves head over Rs. 10 lakh fatwa

In response to a fatwa issued by a Kolkata-based cleric who offered Rs. 10 lakh to anyone who shaves Sonu Nigam's head, the singer shaved his own head on live television, to claim the reward.

Sonu Nigam creates controversy after protesting 'azaan'

17 Apr 2017

Sonu Nigam creates controversy after protesting 'azaan'

Singer Sonu Nigam created a controversy when he took to Twitter to complain about being woken up due to a nearby mosque's azaan.