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Asst prof against ‘provocative’ songs at DAV College fest

Asst prof against ‘provocative’ songs at DAV College fest

Pandit Rao Dharennavar holds a placard near DAV College in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO

Chandigarh, February 20

Pandit Rao Dharennavar, who is an assistant professor at a government college in Chandigarh, today protested outside DAV College, Sector 10, against a “provocative” song allegedly sung by Haryanvi singer Gajender Phogat at college’s cultural fest yesterday.

He was seen holding a placard that read: “An FIR will be registered against those who will play songs that glorify liquor, drugs and violence.”

Dharennavar, whose petition had led to the Punjab and Haryana High Court order that banned glorification of gun culture, drugs, liquor and violence, made it clear that he would be filling a contempt of court case if anyone sings such songs. He came to the spot around 3 pm this afternoon, a few hours before Punjabi singer Karan Aujla performed at the college.

He said: “It is unfortunate to see colleges allowing such singers on the campus. I urged the college principal and the police to make sure that everyone complies with the High Court order.”

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed DGPs in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory of Chandigarh to make sure that songs glorifying alcohol, drugs and violence are not played anywhere, even in live shows.

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