Avoid liquor and violence in Punjabi music lyrics: Punjab cops to singers

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Avoid liquor and violence in Punjabi music lyrics: Punjab cops to singers
Avoid liquor and violence in Punjabi music lyrics: Punjab cops to singers

Punjabi hits that you tap a feet to on a wedding, party or just on your playlist have caught the attention of the men in khaki.

Not because they too like your favorite Punjabi songs, but because the use and encouragement of violence, liquor and drugs often feature in the lyrics of the super hit songs.

Worried that songs glorifying liquor and violence may have an adverse effect on the impressionable minds of youngsters, Punjab Police is now knocking at crooners’ doors asking them to sing a different tune.

Avoid liquor and violence in Punjabi music lyrics: Punjab cops to singers

Punjab Director General of Police Suresh Arora has directed all district SSPs to meet singers living in their areas and appeal about avoiding singing objectionable lyrics, an official said.

“We are telling singers that they should understand their social responsibility. As liquor, arms and ammunition are glorified in songs these days, many people, especially the youth, tend to follow them and indulge in criminal activities,” Batala SSP Opinderjit Singh Ghuman said. 

He also said, we are asking them not to glamourise liquor, weapons or gangsters in their songs or videos.

Noted Punjabi singer Jasbir Jassi of ‘Dil le gayee Kudi Gujarat di’ fame also appreciated the initiative.

“I have been raising voice against objectionable lyrics for the last 10 years. Such effort should have been made earlier to save our youth,” Jassi said.

-PTC News