Singer Diljit Dosanjh’s single 15 Saal causes women’s rights protest

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The singer Diljit Dosanjh is no stranger to controversy however his latest single which was leaked online, 15 Saal, is proving particularly contentious as a women’s rights group staged a march to the performer’s home to protest over the message the singer is portraying in his single.

Diljit’s new single, 15 Saal, which means 15 years in Punjabi, discusses the loss of innocence in young women and how modern teenage girls are more likely than ever to grow up too quickly and get involved in drink, drugs and boys at a young age.

While Diljit fans believe the singer has a valid point to make about the way society is changing and how this is having a negative effect in young women, others believe the Punjabi singer is portraying teenage girls in a derogatory light, which has lead to the recent protest at Diljit Dosanjh’s home.

The women’s group acting under the banner, Istri Jagriti Manch, marched to the Punjabi singer’s home last month and gathered outside the property to hold a rally. The women were protesting over Diljit’s use of indecent language and remarks towards females in his music. A member of the singer songwriter’s family came out to apologise to the women’s group.

The 28-year-old’s volatile relationship with the public started last year when the singer fell on stage. The incident was recorded by a member of the audience who posted the clip online. However the situation soured after Diljit retaliated by posting a reply to the clip in his own YouTube video in which he slams the people who posted his on stage fall, verbally attacking them through a song. This caused a major backlash with new videos being posted daily blasting the singer for his actions.

As a result, the release of Diljit’s single, 15 Saal and album Urban Pendu were both cancelled. However the single was leaked online and the album has now being prepared for release later in 2012.

Have you heard the leaked single 15 Saal? Do you find the song’s message offensive or do you think Diljit has a valid point to make? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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  1. Diljit is a good singer but should stop singing about young girls and their bodies.

    Stick to your roots Diljit

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  2. He is quite an immature individual who backlashed at me when i messaged him on facebook how the panga video didnt do justice to the song! haaahahah!

    the kid wrote a full page reply to me on how i was not appreciating his work :p whereas i was talking about the video quality and nothing to do with his singing !

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  3. may be hi is right, we have to change ourself according to time.he is right that teenage girls are get involved in drink, drugs & buys.

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  4. I have heard the song and seen the video and I beleive theres 2 sides to this. The first – yes he is saying that “some” (not all) girls lie and go to these night clubs etc and some of them are as young as “15″!
    On the other hand if you see the video it is cheap and vulgar. Diljit is clearing dancing and touching up these so called 15yr old girls and can’t get enough. If he is portraying a good message then why touch them up in the video. He needs to focus on his tradition and stop copying & trying to be something he never can…

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  5. I have so much to say about this song and to the singers, writers, producers, etc, but especially to Diljit AND Honey Singh. I am a punjabi 16 year old girl myself and I know what society is showing to young girls but making a song like this is NOT going to change anything. First of all, you’re portraying us girls of our qge group in a negative manner and what positive message are you trying to portray in the video by touching up the girls, Diljit? Second, this is for Honey Singh, in the making you said that this song is for girls that are underage and do these things, hiding it from their parent and that girls go out to clubs and guys stay home and study. We ALL know that is NOT true, because as far as I know, boys of our age go out to clubs, drink, do drugs AS WELL. And by making a song ONLY about girls just proves how cowardly this act was of making this song. Why, do you singers, rappers, producers not have the courage to destroy the image of your manly egoes? The only thing you can do is do something that doesn’t harm you. Which is exactly what you did by only discriminating against girls. So next time when you make a song, think about what you’re doing and how will the audience response. By the way, I am not a hater, I’m a big fan of Honey Singh and I pray to God that I can meet you someday, please. I need your advice on something. I just wanted to explain my thoughts on the song and what should’ve been acknowledged. By the way, please come to Toronto in Canada

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