Punjab court halts release of Moosewala’s song “Jaandi Vaar”

CHANDIGAR: A Punjab court on Monday banned the release of late Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu’s song “Jaandi Vaar”, popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala, along with a directive to remove all promotional content and advertisements regarding the song on all media platforms.

The order came after lengthy pleadings in Mansa District Court on the plea of ​​Moosewala’s parents, who were successful in obtaining an ex parte interim order against Salim Sadruddin Moledina Merchant and Sulaiman Sadruddin Moledina Merchant, popularly known as of Salim-Sulaiman.

Moosewala’s parents were represented by lead attorney Amit Jhanji briefed by a team from Karanjawala & Co, led by partners Samarjit Pattnaik and Meghna Mishra with their teams.

The parents filed a permanent injunction suit against Salim-Sulaiman and their company Merchant Records Pvt Ltd as well as certain other digital entities and platforms.

The lawsuit was filed to prevent the unauthorized proposed airing of Moosewala’s song “Jaandi Vaar” on various social media and online platforms due to copyright infringement as well as unlawful and unauthorized use. of the name and likeness of the late Moosewala to generate publicity.

The release was announced by Salim-Sulaiman on their YouTube and Instagram accounts. They had further announced the sale of merchandise as well as Moosewala’s digital signature as well as the sale of the NFT rights to the song for the general public.