Following allegations from the Union government, YouTube has deleted the most recent song by the late Punjabi musician Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known as Sidhu Moosewala, from its platforms in India. However, the song is accessible in other nations.
According to reports, the song brings up a number of controversial topics, including the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, which is still under construction and has been a point of dispute between Punjab and Haryana for the past forty years.
SYL, a song that was released on June 23 in the evening, had 2.7 crore views in less than 3 days. On the social networking and video-sharing website, it also earned 33 lakh likes.
After the singer’s murder on May 29 of this year, it’s the first Moosewala song to be released.
The Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal, which has long been a point of contention between Punjab and Haryana, is discussed in the song, which is focused on the water crisis in Punjab. Videos of the song depict the Sikh flag being flown at the Red Fort during the farmer protest, and it mentions undivided Punjab and the 1984 anti-Sikh Riots.
On May 29, assailants in Punjab’s Mansa district’s Jawaharke village shot and killed Sidhu. A day after the Punjab police removed his security, along with 424 others, the event happened. According to news agency ANI, Canadian gangster Goldy Brar had confessed to killing Moose Wala in a Facebook post. The main suspect in the murder of the Punjabi rapper is gang leader Lawrence Bishnoi, who is closely associated with Goldy Brar.