The singer promised to hold a live concert on his Facebook page for Indian citizens tomorrow, 22 March, at 8 pm.
Sonu Nigam urges Swara Bhasker, Anurag Kashyap to request Shaheen Bagh protesters to halt protests
Mumbai - 21 Mar 2020 15:39 IST
Sonu Nigam has urged the Shaheen Bagh protesters to halt their protests as large gathering might risk and expose them to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Speaking through a live video on Facebook, he said, “I fold my hands to the Shaheeh Bagh protesters, including the mothers and sister over there. Jaan rahegi toh awaaz rahegi [There will be a voice only if there is life]. You have your families who are praying for your safety. You can get affected and because of you, they too can.”
Nigam specifically mentioned those film stars and a politician who have supported the protesters in their fight against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
“I would like to request, Swara Bhasker ji, Anurag Kashyap ji, [Assaduddin] Owaisi sahab and all those who have joined hand-in-hands with the Shaheen Bagh protestors. Political difference is obvious. But right now the issue has gone beyond that. Currently the issue is about the society and humanity. They listen to your voice. I request you to ask them to at least halt the protest till we don’t find a cure for coronavirus or till it ends,” said Nigam.
The singer is currently in Dubai with his family. In the same video, he promised to hold a live concert on his Facebook page for Indian citizens tomorrow, 22 March. “I will go live at 8 o’clock Indian time. I will go to a studio here in Dubai and do a concert for you,” he said.
Nigam also urged the people of India to support the Janata curfew announced by India’s prime minister Narendra Modi tomorrow from 7 am to 9 pm.