Lunes, 22 May, 2017

No personal enmity with Sonu Nigam: Kolkata cleric

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Tobias Pedroso | 21 Abril, 2017, 00:29

Hours after the Bollywood singer "accepted" the challenge from the Muslim cleric to shave his head, Quaderi said Sonu Nigam probably wanted to get rid of lice. "Being a citizen of this country, one has to respect the religious activities of every religion", he added.

"Sonu has shaved off his head".

City-based cleric Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi, who stirred a hornet's nest by announcing a Rs 10-lakh bounty for anyone shaving Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam's head, on Thursday said that he has "no personal enmity" with the singer.

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. Had he done that, he would have followed my other two clauses as well. "I think such a person must consider leaving the country", Quaderi, the vice-president of West Bengal Minority United Council, said here. "He should fulfill the other two conditions which are to wear a garland of old shoes around his neck and visit houses of 130 crore people of the country and apologise to them" He also said that Sonu should leave this country if he has problem with Azaan and temple's ghanta.

It requires a scholar in Islamic law to issue a fatwa - a legally non-binding decree on issues having no clear guidance from Quran or Hadith.

The Muslim cleric also gave examples of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying they respected the secular fabric of the country.

"During his electoral campaign in West Bengal, the prime minister stopped his speech midway after he heard the sound of azaan coming from a mosque".

"I salute PM Modi".