Honey Singh Fans Threaten Punjab Women’s Body Chief For Filing Plaint
Rapper Honey Singh fans are reportedly sending death threats to Punjab State Commission For Women Chief Manisha Gulati for filing complaint against the singer. Gulati on Wednesday told media that she is receiving death threats and abusive messages on her Twitter and other social media profiles for filing a complaint against the rapper for using vulgar lyrics in his latest song “Makhna”.
“I have been receiving threat calls and getting abusive messages on my Twitter handle for lodging a complaint against Yo Yo Honey Singh. I am not scared of anyone and will continue to raise my voice on such issues,” Manisha said, The Tribune reported.
Gulati had reported the matter to Punjab police and asked them to arrest Singh as soon as possible. “It is a lesson for singers like Honey Singh who use objectionable words against women,” she said. The women panel chief has stated that now the commission would be vigilant of such music artists who use derogatory lyrics against women in their songs.
However, Gulati is not going to stop due to the threats as she added that the woman’s commission will oppose if Singh applies for bail. She also called for a censor board to be set up to keep a check on vulgar lyrics in songs.
After Gulati sought an action-taken report from the state police by July 12, Punjab DGP handed over the case to the Mohali SSP to investigate the matter. On this basis, Mohali police registered a case against the rapper and Bhushan Kumar, the producer of the song from T-Series, at Mattaur police station on July 19. Gulati claimed that the song which released around six months back objectifies women and uses misogynistic words against them.
“I have been receiving threat calls and getting abusive messages on my Twitter handle for lodging a complaint against Yo Yo Honey Singh. I am not scared of anyone and will continue to raise my voice on such issues”
Mohali police booked Singh under section 294 (punishment for obscene song and acts) and section 509 (punishment for word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC, Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Harcharan Singh Bhullar, News 18 reported.
He has also been charged under section 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and relevant section of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986, Bhullar said.
The lyrics of Singh’s songs are, “Main aur mere kalakaar… Sab baith ke karein chill… Par main hoon womanizer… Mujhe akele mein matt mill… Silicon wali ladkiyon ko main pakadta nahi… Brown girl se mera dil bharta nahi… Gori gori skin ke liye main marta nahi… Kyon ki main hoon sher ghaas charta nahi.” These are just a few lines in the song.
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