The devastating effects of politics and music

Following a protest from the authorities, YouTube has taken down a popular music video SYL. The video is made by the murdered Sikh artist Sidhu Moose Wala and published posthumously in India.

The Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, which has been at the centre of a protracted water dispute between the late Sikh rapper’s native state of Punjab and neighbouring Haryana, is the subject of the song “SYL.”

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Sidhu Moose wala SYL removed from YouTube India

The song, which was published posthumously on Thursday, also discusses other delicate subjects including the violent riots that broke out in India in 1984 against the Sikh community. Moreover, the army’s invasion of a significant Sikh shrine in Amritsar that same year.

Before being removed over the weekend, it had amassed around 30 million views and 3.3 million likes on the singer’s YouTube page.

“This content is not available on this country domain due to a legal complaint from the government,” said a message posted on the song link.

Watch the music video here:

The song is still available in other countries. And trending on #1 on YouTube Pakistan in music with 30m views.

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Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, commonly known as Moose Wala, was shot and killed in his vehicle last month in the northern province of Punjab.

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