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.
19 Mar 2021
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.
06 Feb 2018
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.
08 Jan 2018
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.
18 Oct 2017
Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, known for his frequent communal comments, is at it again.
27 Jul 2017
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".
24 Jul 2017
Actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi has now joined the azaan debate, which was triggered by Sonu Nigam objecting to the morning prayer in April.
04 Jul 2017
An image in a Class VI textbook under the ICSE has created a furore for depicting mosques as a source of noise pollution.
11 May 2017
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.
03 May 2017
The Punjab and Haryana High Court said despite of Azaan being an integral part of Islam, it need not necessarily be played on loudspeakers.
24 Apr 2017
Acknowledging he found Sonu Nigam's tweet a little "aggressive" initially, Saif Ali Khan said the loud sound of azaan displays "insecurity".
22 Apr 2017
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".
20 Apr 2017
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.
19 Apr 2017
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.
17 Apr 2017
Singer Sonu Nigam created a controversy when he took to Twitter to complain about being woken up due to a nearby mosque's azaan.