Pop singer Honey Singh and music producer Bhushan Kumar both have been booked by the Punjab police on the charge of using vulgar lyrics against women in their latest song ‘Makhna’. An FIR has been filed against the rapper following a complaint lodged by the Punjab State Women Commission which sought action against him for allegedly using vulgar lyrics against women in the song.
As per the statement given to PTI by Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Harcharan Singh Bhullar, Honey Singh has been booked under section 294 (punishment for obscene songs and acts) and section 509 (punishment for word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC (Indian Penal Code).
IPS Officer Bhullar further shared,
“That 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.”
Prior to this chairperson of the women panel Manisha Gulati had written to the state home secretary, Punjab director general of police and the inspector general of police (crime), demanding appropriate action against the singer.
The official statement given by Gulati read like this,
“We have asked the police to register an FIR against the singer for using vulgar lyrics against women in his song ‘Makhna’.”
The women panel had also issued directives to the state police to submit a status report on this matter by July 12. Gulati further added that the song with the objectionable lyrics against women should be banned in the state.
In all these happenings there is one irony that all the complaints have been registered by the govt. authorities and film censor board which is also a govt. the authority should not have cleared this song for public consumption if it was detrimental to the image of women.
If censor board had taken the action at the right time then all this mess couldn’t have happened at all in the beginning.