Late Sidhu Moosewala’s song SYL removed from YouTube after government complaints

SYL, a song about Punjab’s water crisis, by Sidhu Moose Wala, has been removed from YouTube. The Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal is referred to as SYL. For more than three decades, the 214-kilometre-long Satluj Yamuna Link canal has been a source of conflict between Punjab and Haryana.

After visiting the page several users posted that the video wasn’t available. And it even showed that it was being removed under the directions of the government. The complete message reads as this content is not available on this country’s domain due to a legal complaint from the givernment.

The new song, written and recorded by Sidhu Moose Wala before his death in May, was uploaded on YouTube on Friday, June 23 by music producer MXRCI. When you click on the link, however, the video is no longer available, and a warning appears that says, “This content is not available on this country domain owing to a legal complaint from the government.”

Since its release, the song has received over 27 million views and 3.3 million likes on the video streaming platform.

The music video includes images of various militants, including Balwinder Singh Jatana, who was a member of the pro-Khalistan Babbar Khalsa and was suspected of murdering Chief engineer M.L Sikri and Superintendent engineer A.S Aulakh at the SYL office in Chandigarh on July 23, 1990.

Punjab has sought reconsideration of its part of the Ravi-Beas river water, while Haryana has sought completion of the canal in order to receive its portion.