Recently, singer Sonu Nigam made a statement on Twitter against the use of loudspeakers for ‘azaan’, the call to prayer in mosques.
However, though his intentions may have been in the right place, as he later confessed he just want to ban the use of loudspeakers, the choice of words he used to lead to a lot of a debate whether he was targeting just one community. A maulavi in Bengal even offered Rs 10 lacs to anyone who would shave off Sonu Nigam’s head, which Sonu himself obliged and shaved off his head in the presence of the media.
Now, we hear that Sonu’s tweets had a real knife fight in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, that led to two people getting hospitalised owing to injuries.
This incident happened on Wednesday in Gopalpura region in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district. If reports are to be believed the heated argument occurred between Shivam Rai, who supported the playback singer’s stand on Facebook. To extend his support to his favourite singer Sonu Nigam, he posted on FB but this offended the accused, Mohammad Nagori and Faizan Khan.
Later, these men followed Rai to his friend’s birthday party, and as per a police report, assaulted him and his friends with knives. Though the boy managed to escape without getting any injury, two unfortunate friends of his got seriously injured in the attack and were admitted to the hospital.
A case of attempted murder against the accused under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code has been filed by the police.