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According to a formal decision, the Punjab government on Sunday outlawed songs that promote gun culture, public display of weapons, and demanded a full evaluation of all current arms licences in the state within the following three months.

The state's home department issued the directive to the director general of police (DGP), police commissioners, deputy commissioners, and senior superintendents of police amid complaints that the state's law and order had allegedly deteriorated following the killings of Dera Sacha Sauda supporter Pardeep Singh and Shiv Sena (Taksali) leader Sudhir Suri earlier this month.

"Any licence that has been discovered to have been granted to an ineligible person should be revoked right away. Songs that celebrate violence and guns should be completely banned.

On May 12, chief minister Bhagwant Mann denounced the "promotion" of gangsterism and gun culture by some musicians and threatened harsh punishment for those proven to be participating.

the proscription of carrying guns and exhibiting them at public gatherings, social activities, and religious rituals.

The agency also mandated a three-month period for a full evaluation of all current permits for weapons, ordering the immediate revocation of any licence that was found to have been granted to an ineligible person.