The Hush Post |11:00 am|1-min-read
The Mohali Police have booked popular Punjabi rapper Honey Singh for using obscene words in his 2018 music video ‘Makhna’. A criminal case has been filed against the singer for using lyrics like “mein hoon womaniser (i am a womaniser)”.
A few days back, Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson, Manisha Gulati had written to the Director General of Police (DGP) to register a criminal case against him for using lyrics like “Mein hoon womaniser (I am a womaniser)”.
In an interview to Republic TV, she said that strict action will be taken against singer Honey Singh over his disgustingly sexist lyrics. On being asked that why did they decide to take action now when the song released in 2018? To which, she said: “We have a lot of responsibilities, we have a lot of work, and at the time we were not able to file a complaint, but “der aye durust aaye”, is the policy we have followed. At the time we had not realised, and we were not able to serve the notice to them. But now we have followed it up, and now strict action will be taken against them. We talk about women rights and empowerment, and on the other hand, Honey Singh is using such distasteful language for addressing the gender.”
Also in 2013, the rapper was involved in a controversy over the lyrics of his song ‘Main hoon balatkari (I am a rapist)’.