The Punjab and Haryana High Court today slammed the Punjab government for not taking action against rapper Honey Singh for singing vulgar songs.
The division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Jasbir Singh and Justice R K Jain ordered the Punjab government to take immediate action against the rapper for bringing disrepute to Indian culture.
Observing that heads hung in shame after hearing the rapper's songs, the Court also remarked that Honey Singh should be boycotted.
Earlier, a petition was filed by HELP, a NGO based in Punjab's Nawanshahr, in which it had sought the court's directions to the government to set up some effective mechanism for curbing the menace of obscene, vulgar and lewd songs.
The NGO had filed the PIL after a group of singers and musicians protested against alleged 'vulgar, lewd and indecent' lyrics used by some Punjabi singers who, they said, were 'a corrupting influence on Punjabi music'.
At an earlier hearing the NGO had pointed out that despite a formal complaint, the Punjab government did not initiate any step in this regard.