Another Punjabi video has upset the authorities, it was not due to guns, nudity or risky lyrics, but because of illegal mining! The second scene of the music video has been shot on top of an illegal sand mine at Mianpur Changar, a village notorious for illegal mining and located in Mohali district’s Majri tehsil, right next to the Lower Shivalik hills. In fact, an aerial shot shows the extent to which earth has been dug up — more than 50 feet deep, when only 5 foot is permitted.
On June 18, a block forest officer, Davinder Singh (48), was left battling for life in an attack by illegal miners in Soonk, a village about 20km from Mianpur Changar. The Times of India who investigated the issue went to few the site, but could not go to close as it was deemed unsafe.
When the mining firm was contacted by the Times of India they were told they had only gone five foot deep, but due to staff shortages they were unable to confirm if the mining had gone past the permitted 5 feet.