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NEW DELHI: Punjabi rapper Honey Singh on Friday gave his voice sample to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in Chandigarh in connection with the case against him for the obscene song Main Hoon Balatkari (I am a rapist).
The CDs of obscene songs “Main hoon balatkari”, “Brown rang” and “Pachiyan pindan ne” are already with the laboratory for forensic examination.
The voice sample by Honey Singh comes after the Punjab and Haryana High Court directive that the rapper be permitted to give his voice sample in Chandigarh if he cannot travel to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Hyderabad.
Punjab-based NGO called HELP had filed a public interest litigation against Honey Singh in April for his song `Main Hoon Balatkari.’
The petition had said Honey Singh’s song passed limits of obscenity and posed a threat to women’s decency.
Such vulgarity in the garb of music threatened women’s fundamental “right to life,’’ the petition said, adding that such songs fall within the purview of Section 294 of the Indian Penal Code which bans such songs in public places.
Honey Singh has blamed imposters for releasing the song on the internet. “I’ve sent notices to Youtube and other websites which have uploaded the offensive number. I am shocked that such a song could even be believed to be mine. I come from a family where women are respected. And I’d never disrespect women by espousing rape,’’ Honey Singh has said.