New Delhi: Late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s latest song ‘SYL’ has been removed from YouTube three days after its release on Sunday. The song was taken down from the platform after the government raised an objection to it. Since its release, the song accumulated over 27 million videos and 3.3 million likes.
It is reported that the song can be viewed in other countries.
What did YouTube say about the song?
YouTube removed the song from its platform with a message, ”This content is not available on this country domain due to a legal complaint from the government.”
The song is reportedly based on the issue of the Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) between Punjab and Haryana, that is a contentious issue, according to the media reports.
The lyrics of the song talks about the 1984 Sikh riots, Sikh militancy, undivided Punjab, and the unfurling of a Sikh flag at the Red Fort during the farmers’ agitation in 2021.
Netizens reaction over the government’s action on Moose Wala’s song, ”#SidhuMooseWala’s song SYL which talks about Punjab waters, released of Sikh prisoners withheld by #YouTube in India following a complaint by #BJP-led central govt. It is not available in India now. Even a dead man haunts the leaders.”
#SidhuMooseWala‘s song SYL which talks about Punjab waters, released of Sikh prisoners withheld by #YouTube in India following a complaint by #BJP-led central govt. It is not available in India now. Even a dead man haunts the leaders. pic.twitter.com/x3hr0A6nSx
— Parteek Singh Mahal (@parteekmahal) June 26, 2022
”Panjab the land of 5 rivers! Sidhu revealed the truth on how Panjab is heading towards desertification, is that why you banned the song?,” wrote a fan on Twitter.
— Herjoat Kaur Thind (@herjoat) June 26, 2022
The Indian government have banned the song #SYL by Sidhu Moosewala.
Narendra Modi wants to hide what Indian’s have done to Sikh’s.
— Vikky (@1vikkysingh_) June 26, 2022
With Sangrur by poll election mandate punjabies paid tribute to their legendary son & brand ambassador @iSidhuMooseWala and Corrected their previous mistake though it was too late ! #SidhuMooseWala #SangrurBypoll pic.twitter.com/azJ9bYobNS
— Gurshamshir Singh (@gurshamshir) June 26, 2022
Moose Wala’s death
The singer was shot death in Mansa district of Punjab on May 29 after assailants opened fire at a jeep in which Moose Wala was travelling in. In the firing, two others people were also injured.