After blocking several Twitter accounts, now YouTube has removed music videos related to farmers’ protest. Famous Punjabi singer Kanwar Grewal’s music video Ailaan and Himmat Sandhu’s Asi Vaddange were removed from YouTube. According to reports, following the legal complaints filed against the videos by the Government of India, YouTube removed the music videos.
In solidarity with the agitating farmers, Sandhu’s Asi Vaddange was released four months ago. The video has gathered nearly 13 million views. Sandhu’s video depicts the brutalities of the government towards the protesting farmers at Delhi borders.
The other song, Grewal's Ailaan has become an anthem for the protest. The song highlights the message that the farmers must take decisions about crops and not others. The video had amassed nearly one crore views at the time of its removal from YouTube.
Several celebrities have come out in support of the protest and these songs have helped keep the spirits high. However, reportedly, BKU Ekta Ugrahan state secretary Shingara Singh Mann condemned the move and said that the government can only remove these songs from YouTube, but, it cannot erase these songs from the hearts of the people.
Since November 26 last year, farmers’ across the country are protesting at Delhi borders demanding the repeal of controversial farm bills passed by the Parliament in September.