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Uniform civil code is for benefit of the country: Sonu Nigam

Pitching for the implementation of a uniform civil code in the country, noted playback singer Sonu Nigam said it is for the benefit of the country. In an interview to a News18 India, the versatile singer spoke against the practice of 'Triple Talaq,' terming it as a big social evil. Speaking to 'News 18 India'channel, Sonu praised the stand taken by the NDA government on the issue.

Expressing surprise at the continued prevalence of 'triple talaq' in the country, the singer suggested theimplementation of a uniform civil code as a way to remove all social evils in the country.

The ace singer, who stirred a controversy recently when he expressed his disapproval of the use of theloudspeaker in Mosques during 'Azaan,' said that he was not against the use of loudspeakers for prayers in Temples, Mosques or Gurudwara, provided if it does not violate any law.

In the interview, Sonu also expressed his concern over war-like situation prevailing between India and Pakistan. ''War is easy on Twitter and Facebook. It is easy to say 'lets go for a war,' but a war will destroy several generations. Pakistan should understand that India is not a small nation and India should understand that no matter how small your enemy may be, a war will lead to destruction,'' he said.

The singer also expressed his disapproval over the ban of exchange of artists between India and Pakistan. Describing the exchange of artists between nations as a bridge that links them, he said, ''We should always keep a small bridge between the nations open. Art is one such bridge that keeps people between the two countries bonded with each other.''

The singer praised the work being done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as well as that being done by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He also applauded former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying that during his Prime Ministership, India remained unaffected by the world economic slowdown of 2008.

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