Honey Singh, Bhushan Kumar Charged Over 'Vulgar' Lyrics In New Song Makhna

Lawrence Kim
July 9, 2019

Singer and rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh has been getting a lot of criticism lately for the use of vulgar words in his song Makhna. The words used are absolutely irreverent for a woman that's why we want strict action against Honey Singh and Bhushan Kumar (Managing Director of T-Series).

Taking a suo moto cognizance, Manisha Gulati, Chairperson of Punjab State Women Commission has some time back written a letter to the Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Justice), Punjab DGP and IGP (Crime) to register a case against Honey Singh for using lewd lyrics in his new song "Makhana".

Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Harcharan Singh Bhullar said a case was filed against Singh under Sections 294 (obscene acts) and 509 (word, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code, under the Information Technology Act and Section 6 of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act.

Manisha Gulati had said the song with the objectionable lyrics against women should be banned in the state.

Senior Superintendent of Police Harcharan Bhullar told reporters that they were booked on a letter by the Punjab State Women Commission, asking the police to look into the contents of the rap number "Makhna", which has garnered over 200 million views on YouTube since release a year ago. The case has been registered at the Mataur police station in Punjab's Mohali district.

Even the Punjab and Haryana High Court had ordered the Punjab government to file a case against Honey Singh for singing vulgar songs. This is also to set a benchmark so that from now onwards singers or songwriters don't make songs that disrespect women.

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