Last year, when Sonu Nigam raised an objection to the usage of loudspeakers for Azaan or at any other religious place, it created a lot of buzz and attracted severe ire from people all over on every social media platform. People slammed the singer for his comment and it looks like that it still haunts the singer as his life is in grave danger. As per reports, fundamentalist groups are plotting the singer’s assassination. (Also, read: Sonu Nigam brings back the Azaan tweet controversy. Read this)
As per media reports, Maharashtra’s Intelligence Department has alerted Mumbai Police about the singer’s life being in danger. An advisory has been sent to the police stating that Sonu Nigam can be their target and that the group is plotting to assassinate him. It further adds that the reports from the intelligence department state that Nigam can be attacked at any public place or during an event or promotional activity.
Considering these reports, the police have provided special security to the singer. In fact, it is also being said that his safety will be considered of utmost priority by the police at any event.
Last year, when the singer raised an objection on the usage of loudspeakers for the Muslim Azaan on the microblogging site Twitter, many religious groups had lashed out at him. In fact, he was also challenged to shave off his head and the singer did so. Even recently, Nigam made some strong comments on the National Anthem being played in cinema halls. He had expressed that he was not okay with the idea of it being played in theatres or restaurants.
Further to this, he had also added that “People should respect the national anthem of every country; we all should respect our national anthem. If the national anthem of Pakistan is played and all Pakistanis stand for its honour, then I will stand in honour of Pakistan and its people.”(Also, read: From Nepotism to Padmavati: Film industry hits a new low with high tides of controversies in 2017)
Well, though this is not a very pleasant news for Sonu, we are sure the cops will manage to keep the singer safe.