Sonu insulted Constitution; should leave India: Cleric

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Quaderi at Kolkata Press Club on Thursday.

The ongoing spat between singer Sonu Nigam and Bengal cleric Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi is refusing to settle down.

"Sonu (Nigam) has insulted the Constitution of the country...."

"If people have a problem with azaan and the sound of bells in temples, then they should leave the country. Whatever I have said, I said for the love of my religion", he added.

Reacting to the entire controversy regarding Sonu Nigam's controversial tweets about 'forced religiousness, ' actress Gul Panag has said that famous and influential people should speak out on such matter as it can make a difference. He has completed on a part of my challenge. Two other conditions remain.

Two men stabbed a Gopalpura resident on Wednesday evening, after a disagreement on singer Sonu Nigam's social media rant against the azaan turned violent.Sources said one of the victims, Shivam Rai, had spoken in favour of Nigam's stand against the use of loudspeakers for the Muslim call for prayer in a Facebook post.

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On April 18, Quaderi had announced a Rs 10 lakh reward to anyone who would tonsure the singer's hair. Muslim leaders say the bounty offer was also not a fatwa because he isn't an Islamic scholar.

Assuming the singer must have crossed 50 years, she asked, "Why didn't he get disturbed earlier and why did he raise this issue now when BJP Govt. assumed power in the Center".

Whatever Mika has said is just his individual opinion and it has nothing to do with generalising the issue.

Nigam's words got him huge backlash nationwide and while he does have the right to say whatever he wants to in a free country like India, as a responsible citizen, he needs to make sure not to hurt the sentiments of others while doing so.

"I salute Prime Minister Narendra Modi". He stopped speaking as soon as azaan was heard from a nearby mosque and waited till it got over. Our chief minister Mamata Banerjee, too, has shown similar gestures.

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