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Suchithra Krishnamoorthi trolled on twitter for calling Azaan as ear shattering; Where is ‘Freedom of expression’?

Azaan or Adhan, Islamic call to prayer once again on controversy as singer-actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi tweeted her thought on the morning Azaan. She tweeted azaan an extreme imposed religiosity and termed the religious prayer as an aggressive ear shattering call. She called azaan as uncivilised.

Just few months ago, the singer Sonu Nigam had tweeted a similar opinion on Azaan played on the loudspeaker, and branded the morning call for prayer as disturbing. Sonu Nigam in a series of tweets said that his sleep was disturbed by Azaan, the morning call for prayers for Muslims. His statement led to a lot of controversies on social media and Muslim cleric issued a Fatwa against him but he stood by his stand.

Now it is Suchitra Krishnamoorthi best known for her role in 1994 film Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, who called the azaan ‘extreme imposed religiosity’ and termed the religious prayer as an ‘aggressive ear shattering call’. Suchitra wrote her first tweet on Twitter- “came home at 4.45 am 2 most aggressive/ ear shattering call of azaan. Nothing more low life & dumb than such extreme imposed religiosity”.

In a series of tweets Suchithra shared her opinion about azaan call ,

A Samajwadi Party leader also reacted to Suchitra’s tweet and called her comments “irresponsible”.

Such irresponsible comments have been made in the past also. I am unable to understand what kind of people they are. I would like to know how does azaan, which otherwise purifies you on hearing, bother her. May be her sleep is more important,” Samajwadi Party leader Juhi Singh responded for Suchithra’s tweet.

On Twitter, Suchitra was trolled widely for the same.

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However it is up to the people how they are accepting it she got huge response from all over. Some people called it irresponsible, disrespect to particular religion and criticised badly for her statement, while some stood by her side and appreciated her open statement as “Freedom of expression”.


Anusha Shetty

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