Congress leader Ahmed Patel supports Sonu Nigam on loudspeaker issue

Vadodara (Gujarat) [India]: Coming out in support of Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam’s twitter rant against ‘azaan’, Congress leader Ahmed Patel said that a solution must be found so that people are not disturbed by the loudspeakers.

“Azaan is necessary for Namaz. I am an orthodox muslim, I offer namaz daily and keep fast. I am proud of my religion. According to me, the society and clerics must sit together and decide something or find solution regarding the use loudspeaker during namaz because people get disturbed by these,” Patel told the media here.

Earlier, Sonu Nigam, lost several fans after he went on a religious rant, early in the morning.

On being woken up to the sound of azaan, the singer took to Twitter to slam the practice.

Terming it as ‘forced religiousness,’ he tweeted, “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.”

With inputs from ANI