Panjab University (PU) has prohibited the use of vulgar songs that glorify the use of alcohol and weapons on their college campus. A circular was recently issued by Dean Student Welfare (DSW) professor Emanual Nahar that stated the student council and university official to ensure that while the functions and activities on the campus are organized, such songs are not played and the performing artists should not sing such type of songs.
The circular was issued to wardens of all boys and girls hostel and student council stated “it is advised to ensure that while organizing any function/activities there should be no use of vulgar alcoholic and weaponry wordings in the song. Also, student council is advised to not advise artists who use such wordings in their songs to the star nights.
The student council president of Panjab University said that such songs that glorify violence and use reference of guns and alcohol are the reason we have a Geri route in PU. These songs influence youngsters and propagate Geri culture on the campus. She said “We can give this platform of star nights to more progressive singers. We have an amazing talent at or music department, which should be given space.”
Earlier, last year, assistant professor at the Post Graduate Government College, sector 46 had written to vice chancellor professor asking him to not allow Punjabi singer Mankirt Aulakh to sing songs that mention of alcohol and weapons during the event. However, the singer who sang his popular number ‘Ganglang” song had to stop in between after AISA started a protest on the same.