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Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh in controversy again: NGO seek ban on ‘offensive’ songs

A Ludhiana based non-governmental organization has reportedly demanded an immediate ban on the two songs composed by the singer Yo Yo Honey Singh for the recently released bollywood flick 'The Shaukeens'.

Social media turned into war zone against Sippy Gill’s offensive song ’10 Mint’

Vulgarity in Punjabi songs and offensive song-videos are a cause of concerns for various social awareness groups over social media networks. After Diljit Dosanjh’s Patiala Peg song, Sippy Gill’s 10 Mint song sparked a huge controversy. The social media networks especially the Facebook turned into war zone against Sippy Gill after release of 10 Mint song’s video.

Sippy Gill’s song “10 Mint” caught in controversy: Case filed against singer Sippy Gill, lyricist and Music Company Speed Records

Journalist Baltej Pannu has reportedly field a case against singer Sippy Gill for his indecent song ‘10 Mint’ and it’s offensive video. Besides Sippy Gill, the complainant has demanded criminal action against lyricist and video director of the song ‘10 Mint’ and the Speed Records Music Company.

Gippy Grewal shares ZaidAliT’s video against eve-teasing; Punjabi singers/actors need to introspect

Punjabi singer and actor Gippy Grewal today shared a video by a YouTube entertainer ZaidAliT. The short video (1:28 minutes) highlights the problem of eve-teasing and crimes against women.

Punjabi singer Diljit Dosanjh faces wrath on social media over new song; Indulges in low-grade promotion tactics

Chandigarh: Punjabi singer Diljit Dosanjh’s new song “Patiala Pegg” has invited strong criticism from various circles on over Facebook and other social media networks. Term “Patiala Pegg” is taken to mean as a large glass of neat liquor and many sections believe that Diljit Dosanjh’s song tends to encourage the tendency of ‘alcoholism’ in Punjabi society.

Punjabi singer Ranjit Bawa apologises after social-media outrage over vulgar singing

Vulgarity in Punjabi songs has started to catch attention of audience and with the 'power' of social-media the listeners are getting their resentment noticed.

Rapper “Hard Kaur” hurts Sikh feelings; Turns abusive at Chandigarh fashion show

Chandigarh, Punjab (May 24, 2013): It is learnt that a British Indian Rapper "Hard Kaur" put up an embarrassing show at a fashion event in Chandigarh where she openly insulted Sikh beliefs and identity.

More trouble for Punjabi Rapper Honey Singh – Ambala court asked police to file report on vulgar songs by April 4

Ambala, Haryana (February 28, 2013): According to recent media reports it appears that the opposition to vulgar songs and obscene videos is gaining momentum. This could bring more trouble for controversial singers who restore to vulgar songs and obscene videos for earning money.

Punjabi University students blacklist Jazzy B, Honey Singh, Diljit Dosanjh & others for vulgar singing

Patiala, Punjab (February 20, 2013): According to media reports: "[g]iving impetus to the public outcry against lewd suggestive songs, students of Punjabi University on Wednesday blacked out Punjabi singers known for spreading vulgarity, during the varsity's annual fete".

Singers Honey Singh, Diljit Dosanjh & Geeta Zaildar threatened over vulgar singing?

Jalandhar, Punjab (February 8, 2013): There are reports in media that Punjabi Rapper and film artiste Yo Yo Honey Singh, besides some others, has been warned and threatened by a some militant organization.

Arrest Punjabi singers – Jazzy B, Honey Singh & Diljit Dosanjh: Istri Jagriti Manch (IJM)

Chandigarh/Jalandhar, Punjab (January 02, 2012): It is learnt that some women awareness groups have demanded arrest of Punjabi singers namely Jazzy B, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Diljit Dosanjh.

India-Lucknow: Rapper Honey Singh booked for vulgar & offensive songs

Lucknow/Ludhiana, India/Punjab (December 31, 2012): As per information available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) rapper Honey Singh has been booked by police for his vulgar songs. An FIR was reportedly lodged against rapper Honey Singh on December 31, 2012 for offensive lyrics in some of his songs.

Left: Gurbax Kaur Sanghar, Leader of Istri Jagriti Manch, adressing the demonstration; Right: A view of peaceful demonstration

Punjab women up in arms against cultural pollution by Punjabi singers

Phagwara, Punjab (May 31, 2012): As per reports on May 30, 2012 the “Istri Jagriti Manch” - IJM (Women awareness platform) staged a demonstration outside the house of Punjabi Singer Geeta Jaildar to warn him against his objectionable songs derogatory to the honour of women.