Punjab Govt Imposes Ban On Songs Glorifying Guns, Orders Review Of Firearm Licenses

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann (FILE IMAGE)

Chandigarh: In a major announcement, Punjab Government has imposed a ban on songs promoting gun culture and violence and further issued an order to review all the existing arms licenses in the state.

According to the official order, the state government has ordered to review all the arms licenses within the next three months with no new license to be issued during the period.

The government has further ordered officials to carry out surprise checks. The order further added that a complete ban should be imposed on carrying and displaying weapons at public gatherings, religious places, wedding ceremonies, and other events.

The order further directed the registration of FIR against those indulging in hate speech against any community.

Bhagwant Mann government has been under pressure over the recent killings of Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri on November 4 and Dera Sacha Sauda follower Pradeep Singh, both of them were under police protection.

Earlier in May, the brutal murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala sparked major outrage against the allegedly deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

According to the order, songs that glorify weapons and violence should be completely banned. There should be a complete ban on the public display of weapons including on social media, the order said.

(With Agency Inputs)

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