Punjab seeks censor board to curb songs glorifying drugs

Tuesday 13th August 2019 16:46 EDT

In a bid to curb the rising trend of songs glorifying the songs of drugs and violence, the Punjab government has approached the central government for allowing the state to have a censor board. In his reply to question, minister of cultural affair Charanjit Singh Channi acknowledged that there is need to maintain pristine culture of Punjab and the government is serious about curbing songs which promote drug addition, vulgarity, violence and criminal acts. The minister said that the matter comes within the preview of central government and state government has taken it up with the central government to legislate on this “most urgent matter”. Punjab State Women Commission chairperson Manisha Gulati has also been advocating setting up of a censor board for vetting songs in Punjab.

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