Will listen to Honey Singh’s songs,send reference to home dept,says Bains

A day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the Punjab government to book rapper Honey Singh for vulgar songs,the state is still not sure what to do next.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 14, 2014 2:58:05 pm

A day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the Punjab government to book rapper Honey Singh for vulgar songs,the state is still not sure what to do next.

Home Secretary D S Bains said the Department of Cultural Affairs will listen to Honey Singh’s songs and specify the ones which are vulgar and send a reference to the home department. “Then we will register a case based on the reference,” said Bains.

Principal Secretary (Cultural Affairs) S S Channi said a reference about Honey Singh’s songs had already been sent to the home department. “Following the high court notice,we had apprised the home department about the songs. There are enough clauses in the IPC to book a singer for vulgarity even without a reference from our department,” said Channi.

A complaint on Honey Singh’s songs is also pending in the office of the SSP of SBS Nagar. The complaint was filed several months ago but no action was taken. According to sources,there was a move to book the singer then but was stalled allegedly due to “political pressure.”

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