Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar has supported singer Sonu Nigam, saying that loudspeakers should not be used at places of worships.
Mumbai: Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar has supported singer Sonu Nigam, saying that loudspeakers should not be used at places of worships. Last year, Mr Nigam had described the loud sermons from the loudspeakers as hooliganism in a series of tweets which led to a ‘fatwa’ being issued against him by a Kolkata-based cleric. Now, Mr Akhtar has made a case against the use of loudspeakers at religious places.
“This is to put on record that I totally agree with all those including Sonu Nigam who want that loudspeakers should not be used by the mosques and for that matter by any place of worship in residential areas,” Mr Akhtar tweeted. He also gave it back to a Twitter user who called him a “hypocrite”. “Maen har galat baat Kay Khilaf awaaz uthata hoon. Mushkil yehi hai ke aap dusron ki galti to maan saktay hain Magar apni nahin (I have spoken out against everything that is not right. Problem is that you point out others’ mistakes but are not ready to accept yours),” he said.