The Aam Aadmi Party government in Punjab on Sunday issued an order banning the public display of weapons and songs glorifying gun culture, reported PTI.
Displaying weapons on social media and celebratory firing have also been made punishable offences.
The state government has also ordered a review of all arms licenses over the next three months. It added that no new licence will be granted unless the district collector is satisfied that extraordinary grounds exist for doing so.
The decision comes after a series of gun violence incidents have been reported from the state this year.
On November 10, Dera Sacha Sauda follower Pradeep Sharma was shot dead in Kotkapura of Faridkot district, The Tribune reported. Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar took the responsibility for the killing.
Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri was shot dead by unidentified persons in Punjab’s Amritsar city on November 4. Suri was attacked near a temple where he and some other leaders of the party were protesting, the police said.
On May 29, Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, who fought the Punjab Assembly polls on a Congress ticket, was shot dead in Mansa. The attack had taken place just a day after the AAP government in Punjab withdrew security cover for 424 persons, including the singer’s.
Brar had claimed responsibility for the killing in a Facebook post, saying…