Love for gun culture and violence in their songs have landed Punjabi singers Sidhu Moosewala and Mankirt Aulakh in trouble. The Ludhiana Police have summoned the two in connection with a recent complaint against them by an RTI activist based in Ludhiana. The complaint is about how the two have been promoting weaponry and violence in their songs.
Owing to the both Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala, and Mankirt Aulakh will have to appear before the Assistant Commissioner of Police on January 24th 2020. This complaint against these two Punjabi artists has been filed by RTI activist Kuldeep Singh Khaira as according to him, promoting gun culture and violence is a violation of Punjab and Haryana High Court orders. This complaint against both the singers was filed on 13th January 2020.
In his complaint Khaira has particularly cited videos wherein the two singers are singing an old song (Pakhiyan, pakhiyan) at some function.
Well, not only Pandit Rao but many other activists have been criticizing the promotion of guns and violence in Punjabi songs. If we go deeper these are not the only two singers who are promoting such culture, there are many more contributing to the same. Though, in recent times we have been seeing a lot of movies, web series and songs which have been giving much importance to mafiaism and gun culture over stories that inspire the youth to follow the right path of life.