Today News Online Service
Bathinda, February 6
‘Ailaan’, the song sung by Kanwar Grewal, has been taken down from the video-sharing platform YouTube. The song voices against the farm laws introduced by the government.
Himmat Sandhu’s ‘Asi Vaddange’ was also removed from the site.
The songs have legal complaints filed by the government against them.
Since September 25 last year, protests have emerged on large-scale against the farm bills. Several Punjabi celebrities have come out in support of the agitation, and have released songs for the same.
Songs like ‘Kisaan Anthem’, ‘Panjab’ by Sidhu Moosewala, ‘Zaalam Sarkaran’ by Gippy Grewal have definitely helped in keeping spirits up.
Another such hit is “Asi Vaddange” by Himmat Sandhu, a Punjabi lyricist and singer.
The song was released four months ago in support of the farmer’s protest in India. The song talks about the brutality of the government against the farmers, and warns the government to not enter the fields, or that they will be butchered.
The song has over 13 million views since its release. The song has become an anthem for the protest, and is often played by youth on tractors marching towards the capital city.
Another number which has been deleted is ‘Ailaan’.
Kanwar Grewal has been actively participating, and has emerged as a leader, during the protests for youth.
His song has over one crore views.
Songs have played an important role in keeping the mood alive and high. Deletion of this song has come as a shock.
BKU Ekta Ugrahan state secretary Shingara Singh Mann condemns this move of the government. He said the government can remove it from YouTube, but cannot erase these songs from the hearts of the people.
He thanked Punjabi artists and singers for standing in solidarity with
the protesting farmers against the “black laws.”
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and other areas have stayed put at various Delhi border points, protesting against the new farm laws, which they fear will dismantle the minimum support price system, leaving them at the “mercy” of big corporates.