Popular pop singer and rapper Honey Singh is in for trouble with the Haryana High Court demanding action against the singer for his vulgar songs.
The bench comprising Chief Justice Jasbir Singh and Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain of Punjab asked, "Why the Punjab government has not taken cognizance of "Main hoon Balatkari" song sung by Honey Singh, even though it attracts the provisions of Section 294 IPC, which is a cognizable offence?."
"Why are you not registering a case against him? Are you powerless? Why are you so hesitant?" the enraged bench asked further.
CJ Justice Kabir told the Punjab government that the song's lewd lyrics make one's "head hang with shame."
The court was speaking in context of the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by an NGO against seeking a ban on the songs with obscene content. The PIL attached Honey Singh's song in support of their case.
The bench also pointed out the availability of the song publicly on video sharing website YouTube saying that, "song of Honey Singh, available on youtube, indicates that it was sung at a concert in Gurgaon. Thus, it cannot be said that no action can be taken against its singer as it could possibly be uploaded on you tube from anywhere in the world."
The court, taking up the case, directed the state government to take appropriate actions against the singer and file adequate charges against him.
The singer was not present in court during the hearing, owing to the incomplete summoning process.
The court fixed the next hearing for 4 July, directing the rapper to be sent fresh summons via post and email.
The PIL also included Diljit Dosanjh, Gippy Grewal, Amar Chamkila, Ashok Masti and Geeta Zaildar, accusing them of singing vulgar songs.