Manisha Gulati demands censor board for Punjabi songs

July 11, 2019

Today India is emerging as the fastest growing economy in the world. Half of its population of 1.3 billion is below the age of 25 and quarter is below the age of 14.

To understand what young Indians want from life? The World Economic Forum and the Observer Research Foundation conducted a survey of around 5,000 youth in India. The result was that Indians are ambitious and independent. But many more factors other than this are in contradiction to prevent these youth to achieve this goal.

PSWC Chairperson Manisha Gulati

One such incident came into existence when the chairperson of Punjab State Commission for Women Manisha Gulati filed a complaint against a renowned singer Honey Singh for using vulgar lyrics in a song, “Makhna”. Honey Singh is not only the one who did this but the list is expanding in Punjab. Such artists believe that composing lyrics by using objectionable words against women will make them trendy and famous. But they forget the effect on the young generation that is moving them to adverse directions. “I demand that a censor board be constituted for the songs on the line of sensor boards for films. The song ‘Makhna’ sung by Honey Singh misguide the youngster with its lewd lyrics,” said ,Manisha Gulati

After all this, Manisha Gulati has started receiving threat calls and abusive messages on social media after she filed the complaint. “I am not scared of anyone. I will continue to raise my voice on such issues,” she said. She has reported the matter to Police for further action. The complaint has been filed under Sections 294 (punishment for obscene song and acts) and 509 (punishment for word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code. The complaint also includes 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, at Mohali in Punjab.

What Our Reports says

As per reports, Punjab and Haryana High Court have also ordered Punjab Government to take instant action against the rapper which is an appreciable order. Miss Gulati said, singers like Honey Singh must be boycotted as his songs make us hang our heads in shame. It has been expected that Punjab government will soon take action against Honey Singh and Bhushan Kumar and will soon work for the making of censor board for having control over the unethical songs.

It must be memorized, It is not the first time when Honey Singh has been caught under any controversy. In 2013 also, he was opposed under public morality when his song ‘Main Hoon balatkari’ was released. Many intellectuals and the general public were against him at that time also. But then the issue was not lead up to the question of his being boycotted and the making of any censor board.

Miss Manisha Gulati has also approached the renowned Punjabi folk singer Gurdas Mann to persuade the young singer to make ethical songs and avoid the vulgar wordings or scenes in their songs. Well, Mann’s any reaction over this has not been reported so far. Here, this point is also to be a considered why only Mann Ji’s name has been referred by Manisha Gulati. This is because Gurdas Mann has never been involved in any controversy for any vulgar song or video throughout his career. He is renowned for his meaningful songs and videos. He has even stimulated the youth to quit bad deeds and adopt a healthy and patriotic life in his movies and songs many times.

Let’s hope for a positive action from the Punjab Government and Police to take proper action on such artists. We stand in support for constituting a censor board for the songs too which will look after the song’s lyrics content. Leaving all you with the same question that what should be the main aim of this Young generation? Is it to become a good and successful citizen or to become a vulgar stud with no goals in life? The decision is in your hands to secure the future of our young generation!

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