MUMBAI: Lyricist Javed Akhtar has thrown his weight behind singer Sonu Nigam in asking places of worship not to use loudspeakers in order to avoid inconveniencing nearby residents.
Last year, Mr Nigam had in a series of tweets condemned the use of loudspeakers at mosques. A Kolkata-base cleric had then threatened him.
“This is to put on record that I totally agree with all those including Sonu Nigam who want that loudspeakers should not be used by the mosques and for that matter by any place of worship in residential areas,” Mr Akhtar tweeted.
Mr Nigam said Mr Akhtar’s support for him is “well timed” as there is a threat to his security because of the issue.