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January 2, 2013

Rap and rape in India

Online campaign says Indian rapper's lyrics promote violence against women.
Honey Singh
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Popular Punjabi rapper Honey Singh cancelled his New Year's Eve concert after his song lyrics describing violence towards women caused outrage online. The move came after more than 2,600 people signed an online petition calling for the event's host to cancel Singh's show.

Since the recent gang rape and death of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi, the issue of sexual violence has come under a national spotlight in India.