Saif Ali Khan on Sonu Nigam's Azaan controversy: Initially, I thought that tweet was a bit aggressive

Saif Ali Khan speaks about Sonu Nigam's Azaan controversy.
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Sonu Nigam became a trending topic with one tweet which read, "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."
 
This created an uproar amongst Twitterati and became a topic of discussion for days with Sonu even going to the extent of shaving his head as a fatwa was issued against him. In return, he would get INR 10 lakh but Sonu is yet to receive the amount. 
 
Speaking about the issue was Saif Ali Khan. The actor said to a leading daily, "Don’t know who you are offending. At one level I agree, the lesser sound the better, there should be certain decibel levels allowed across religious practices. I also understand the amplification of the sound during azaan comes from insecurity. Not just here but also in Israel apparently where three different religions co-exist. It’s been written about so I believe it’s the same."
 
He added, "As a minority, you would like to make your presence felt and hopefully accepted. If someone says that it should be extinguished, it will make some people little uncomfortable. As a precursor to some sort of holocaust, it’s the first thing you think of. There’s a bit of fear there. It’s fine to express your views on the decibel levels. I think that tweet was a bit aggressive though, initially. And I do think religion should be a private affair and we should be a secular country."
 

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Everything apart, why is he insinuating holocaust?

Oh Saif I'm sorry for what's coming your way for saying something so intelligent on this topic.

Sonu yeh tum nay Kya panga shuru ker Diya ?

I agree with Saif. Speak about decibel levels not about just stifling someone's freedom to practice their religion. Live in peace and harmony everyone - arguing amongst ourselves for what!

Y is saif so pretentious and always tries to sound smart.

An lady living in the same building as his, said she has no problem with azan,it's hardly audible so why is he complaining

Just think, the hindu minorities in western and middle east countries, there is a majority country called India that they can go back to do their chanting and prayers..

The chanting happens in the West too. It is subdued and within the law.

Intolerance in India... Just think if it was not the Sikhs, India would become another Islamic country. Not a muslim, but the sound of Azaan is spiritual, especially in the morning.

the one who keeps his son name Taimur , Expected from him. Saif is a typical one!

why can't he talk in simple sentences

For all his being modern Saifu is typical. He's offended and thinks it's just a minority doing it's thing. Nobody asked Muslims to be a minority and a nuisance. A country called The Republic of Pakistan was created for them to screech their azaan. There is no impending Holocaust you fear mongering buffoon.

'Nobody asked muslims to be a minority and a nuisance' that sentence alone talks so much about your tolerance level and your mentality.
No Holocaust did you say? We saw mini versions of it in Godhra.

People were so "intolerant" about 52 seconds on national anthem being played prior to start of a movie, but they are totally okay with 2-5 mins of blaring incoherent aazaan on a loudspeaker 5 times a day #hypocrisy Forced Nationalism or forced religiousness?

Because they are also ok with bhajans and kirtans in temples since 4:00 in the morning at some places. I have lived my entire childhood through it. And it was disturbing but you make your peace thinking its prayer time for some one. Thats being tolerant, not accepting forced down nationalism.

Nope Ilive next to a mandir and people complained about bhajans and all and they were forced to stop. Would love to see anyone even try and do that to a dargah

Sony nigam is correct. I too don't like these loud noises early in the morning.should be banned

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