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News |  03 Jul 2019 16:14 |  By RnMTeam

Punjabi rapper Honey Singh courts row over lewd lyrics

MUMBAI: Popular Punjabi rapper Honey Singh has again courted a controversy for lewd lyrics in his new song, Makhna.

Taking a suo moto cognizance, Punjab State Women Commission chairperson Manisha Gulati said she has written to the Director General of Police to register a criminal case against the singer for using lyrics like Mein Hoon Womaniser (I am a womaniser)".

"A legal action and an inquiry is required to be initiated by the police on the matter as the song readied by T-series chairman Bhushan Kumar and singers Honey Singh and Neha Kakkar uses vulgar words against women," she said in a communique. 

She said the Commission has sought status report from the police officials by 12 July 2019 in this regard.

Demanding a ban on the song, she said it is ‘indecent and have a degrading influence on society’.

The rapper in 2013 was involved in a controversy over the lyrics of his song, Main Hoon Balatkari (I am a rapist)".

Even the Punjab and Haryana High Court had ordered the Punjab government to file a case against Honey Singh for singing vulgar songs.

It had also said singers like Honey Singh should be boycotted, as "his songs make us hang our heads in shame".

(Source: IANS)