YouTube (India) removes Sidhu Moose Wala’s new song ‘SYL’

BizAsia Correspondent



You Tube India has removed Sidhu Moose Wala’s new song ‘SYL’ after it sparked controversy for its lyrics about various political issues.

The song referring to the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) raises issues about undivided Punjab, the 1984 riots, militancy, Sikh prisoners and the flag hoisting at the Red Fort during the farmer agitation, according to India Today.

The song was taken down on Sunday in India. The video on YouTube now displays the following message: “The content is not available on this country domain due to legal complaint from the government.”

A YouTube spokesperson said, “We have clear policies for removal requests from governments around the world. We review government removal requests when notified through the correct legal processes, and also review content for violations of our Community Guidelines. And, where appropriate, we restrict or remove content in keeping with local laws and our Terms of Service after a thorough review. All of these requests are tracked and included in our Transparency Report.”