YouTube takes down Hadiqa Kiani’s Kashmir tribute

Pakistani singer Hadiqa Kiani says ‘we won’t be silenced’ after Youtube pulled down her Kashmir tribute. — Wikimedia Commons

YouTube on Thursday took down famed Pakistani singer Hadiqa Kiani’s latest track on Kashmir — which was launched in collaboration with Turkish singer Ali Tolga as a tribute on Kashmir Martyrs’ Day and the failed coup try in Turkey.

Following the transfer by YouTube, the veteran singer took to Instagram the place she termed it as one other try of “systemic silence” and mentioned that these techniques wouldn’t subdue the voices raised for the rights of Kashmiris.

“Our tribute to Kashmir was removed from YouTube a few hours ago,” the Boohe Barian singer posted on Instagram. “There seems to be a systematic silencing taking place but we will not be silenced because our message is of love and peace.”

Moreover, Kiani knowledgeable her Instagram followers that Kashmir Civitas, a world civil society dedicated to the rights of the Kashmiris, was “actively working to re-upload the video.”

The new track ‘Daimi Bahar’, translated as everlasting spring, is a lyrical tribute that was primarily written in Turkish with just a few bits in Urdu. The track provides an outline of each Turkey and Kashmir’s sacrifice by gripping visuals.

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