Singer, Sonu Nigam tweet about Azaan waking him up in the mornings has become a buzz word on social media. Some calling it publicity stunt. Some calling it genuine issue. Some feel Sonu Nigam is right as he is talking about the ‘decibel rules’ – the noise pollution norms of the nation being rejected because of early morning Azaans.
No matter what, the way the point was put across cannot be appreciated as it sounds rude and demeaning. All the more, with BJP government taking over states and nation in polls, some feel it is indirect way of imposing ‘Hindutva’ on minorities ( muslims, mostly ).
More so, because in the name of faith all parties in India take law casually and the administration normally avoids hurting ‘public sentiments’. So that is the way it has been continuing and surely shall remain so as to avoid social media clash of clans, at least. Blaming followers of any one faith is partiality for sure.
This is a matter of self-consciousness for individuals, leaders of faiths and the society as in whole to realize where to draw lines. The followers of faiths should also respect the atheists in the nation as they might get bugged up by sounds of Azaan and Aarti equally, who knows. And India gives equal rights to them too.
On a lighter note, what Sonu Nigam can do now is he can start doing ‘riaz’ during the hours of Azaan to keep his hands occupied on harmonium and not on mobile to tweet. Will solve the issue, if at all it is. Again it is just a suggestion!
What’s your take on this ?
Panel appointed by Supreme Court in the IPL cricket match fixing case has banned Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings Teams for two years from the tournament and co-owner of Rajasthan Royals , Raj Kundra and owner of Chennai Super Kings , Gurunath Meiyappan have been banned from all forms of cricket for lifetime.
Pakistan has never won against India in World Cup matches ever in the past. Will 2015 World Cup match break this World Cup jinx against India ?
India does it again. Refrains Pakistan from winning against India in World Cup 2015. Jinx intact !!
The Supreme Court has ordered BCCI chief in exile, N Srinivasan, that he can only be eligible for elections for the post of president of BCCI if he disowns Chennai Super Kings Team of IPL. In other words, he cannot enjoy the post of BCCI president and a Team franchise owner at the same time as both the positions create conflict of interests. The Supreme Court also sited that although there are no proofs but there is a strong probability that Srinivasan was involved in IPL corruption.
In a major set back to ICC Chairman , N Srinivasan (and suspended BCCI chairman), the Supreme Court wants Chennai Super Kings Team to be disqualified. After the Mudgal report which found Meiyappan , son-in-law of N Srinivasan owner of Team CSK being involved in betting.
The Court has also asked to conduct fresh elections for BCCI excluding officials with tainted image in IPL spot-fixing Scam. Srinivasan, on the other hand, wants a clean chit from the court to contest for the post of BCCI president yet again.
The Mumbai Congress chief, Janardan Chandurkar, demanded legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar’s stripped of her Bharat Ratna after her public endorsement of Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister of the nation.
Previously, BJP’s Chandan Mitra had made similar demand asking Nobel laureate Amartya Sen be stripped of his Bharat Ratna for saying that he would not like to see Narendra Modi as the country’s next Prime Minister.
As the media says, you may love him or hate him but you can’t avoid him.That is Narendra Modi.