Recently singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s twitter account was suspended for his abusive tweets against female Twitter user Shehla Rashid, a JNU student. Sonu Nigam shut his Twitter account in protest saying it was unfair to ban Abhijeet.
Sonu Nigam says Twitter is ‘one-sided’ and ‘everyone is angry.’
Besides referencing Abhijeet, Sonu Nigam also mentioned BJP parliamentarian (and actor) Paresh Rawal who has been lacerated online after tweeting that author Arundhati Roy should be ‘tied to army jeep.’ Shehla Rashid, whom Abhijeet attacked, is a JNU student and activist who made allegations of sex trafficking by some BJP leaders.
Sonu Nigam had nearly 6.5 million followers on the micro-blogging site.
Here are screenshots of Sonu’s last few tweets that he posted announcing his departure from Twitter.
< Abhijeet Bhattacharya's account was suspended after an offensive tweet about Shehla Rashid was reported. Ms Rashid then thanked people for their support and wrote.
Sincere thanks to everyone for the support. Abhijit had to delete his tweet.
His Twitter account has also been suspended. 🙂
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) May 23, 2017
Sonu Nigam was recently branded ‘anti-Muslim’ for complaining online about being woken early morning by the azaan (Muslim call to prayer). Sonu ended up shaving his head on camera in defiance of a cleric’s offer of a cash reward to anyone who tonsured the singer.