Punjabi singer Mankirat Aulakh has landed into unwanted trouble for his super hit song 8 Raflaan. Recently a case has been filed against Mankirat for allegedly using defamatory and derogatory content about lawyers in his song.
Sunil Kumar Mallan, a Chandigarh advocate has prayed for the issuance of interim directions to the respondents for deleting the song and its lyrics from all the media, social sites and applications, during the pendency of the case.
The official complaint included the names of YouTube, Hungama, and 16 other platforms. Sunil has complained that abusive, insulting and un-parliamentary words against the legal community have been used in 8 Raflaan song.
In the song, Gurlez Akhtar can be heard singing, “Chakki Oh Vakil Firde” (the advocates are so cheap, that anyone can will pick them as per their own choice and wish) and then Mankirt Aulakh sung “Oh Taan Sohniye Rafal De Khokhe”, (advocates are like used/blank shells of bullets, meaning thereby they are waste and useless and found thrown in dustbin).
As per the reports of The Tribune, advocate Sunil has stated, ‘The singer and others are liable to face prosecution under various sections of the IPC. He prayed that a decree of recovery of damages as assessed by the court on account of defamation initiated by the defendants be passed with interest @24% per annum and the defendants may be directed to pay the same jointly or severally to the plaintiff.’
Earlier also, a legal notice was sent to singers Mankirat Aulakh & Gurlej Akhtar and lyricist Shree Brar. An eloquence of lawyers claimed that the song which is sung by both Mankirat and Gurlej is promoting gun culture & violence. Along with that, they have used the wrong words in their song for the community of advocates.
For now, anyone from the song’s team has not released any statement or clarification on the controversy.