Punjab: SYL, a song on Punjab’s water crisis that was Sidhu Moose Wala’s postmortem release, has been removed from YouTube. The Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal is referred to by the acronym SYL. For more than three decades, Punjab and Haryana have been at odds over the 214-kilometer-long Satluj Yamuna Link canal.
The new song was published on YouTube on Friday, June 23, by music producer MXRCI. It was written and recorded by Sidhu Moose Wala before he was fatally shot in May. The warning that appears when you click on the link now reads, “This content is not available on this country domain owing to a legal complaint from the government,” and the video is no longer accessible.
The song has received 3.3 million likes and more than 27 million views on the video streaming service since its release.
The music video includes images of various militants, including Balwinder Singh Jatana, who was allegedly a member of the pro-Khalistan Babbar Khalsa and was charged with the July 23, 1990, murders of Chief Engineer M.L. Sikri and Superintendent Engineer A.S. Aulakh at the SYL office in Chandigarh.
While Haryana has been pushing for the construction of the canal in order to receive its portion of the water from the Ravi-Beas river, Punjab has been asking a reevaluation of its share.
Sidhu Moose Wala, a singer and politician, was shot and killed in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29. A day after the state government reduced Sidhu Moose Wala’s security protection, he was shot and killed. He was traveling in a jeep with his cousin and a friend, both of whom were hurt in the incident.
The Lawrence Bishnoi gang was allegedly responsible for the crime, which the Punjab police described as an instance of inter-gang rivalry. The Bishnoi gang member Goldy Brar, who resides in Canada, took responsibility for the murder.
A special investigative team (SIT) led by the head of the anti-gangster task force had been formed by the Punjab Police to look into the murder (AGTF). The Delhi Police just detained the murder’s two primary shooters. Priyavrat Fauji (26) and Kashish have been named as the shooters (24). Additional weapons and explosives have been found by the police.
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