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DNA Desk | Ujjain | April 20, 2017:: In a shocking incident, a man was stabbed in Gopalpura resident after a disagreement over Sonu Nigam’s rant on azaans. A report in Hindustan Times stated that when Shivam Rai spoke in favour of Sonu Nigam he infuriated Mohammad Nagori and Faizan Khan who threatened him over the phone.
One of the victims, Rai was quoted saying by Hindustan Times: “Later, they asked me to meet them in Freeganj area. When I reached there with my friend, Ayush Shreewas, they attacked us with knives.”
His friend Shreewas sustained grave injuries in the attack and was admitted to the district hospital. Madhavnagar police station in-charge MS Parmar said a case of attempted murder was registered against the accused under Section 307 of the IPC. Shivam was aslo become a victim of stabbing with minor injuries.
Earlier, Cleric Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi claimed that Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam had shown disrespect to the Constitution by his comment on use of loudspeakers in shrines and that the singer should consider leaving the country.
“Sonu (Nigam) has insulted the Constitution of the country…. I think such a person must consider leaving the country,” Quaderi, the vice-president of West Bengal Minority United Council, said here.
“He has also hurt religious sentiments of many Indians by speaking against ‘azaan’ (Islamic call to worship). He must apologise as soon as possible admitting that he has done a mistake,” the cleric told a press conference.
Else, Nigam should fulfil the rest of the conditions set down by me to get the reward of Rs 10 lakh, he said.
“Sonu has shaved off his head. But he still needs to do two more things I had mentioned about wearing a garland of old shoes and touring the country. Once he fulfils these two deeds, I will hold a press conference and hand over the cheque to him,” he said.
On April 18, Quaderi had announced a Rs 10 lakh reward to anyone who would tonsure the singer’s hair, put a garland of old torn shoes around his neck and parade him around the country. The Bollywood singer had yesterday got his head tonsured at a press conference in Mumbai where he said that his tweets were against the use of loudspeakers in morning sermons and not aimed at any particular religion.
A written complaint was filed against singer Sonu Nigam in Marathwada’s Aurangabad over his tweet criticising of the use of loudspeakers for broadcasting sermons and calls to prayers, police said.
“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 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.
__With inputs from agencies. __Courtesy: DNA.