Centre, Punjab Say No Info on Complaint Against Sidhu Moose Wala's 'SYL' Song

YouTube had removed late singer Sidhu Moose Wala's song 'SYL' in India.

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It has been two months since YouTube removed late singer Sidhu Moose Wala's song 'SYL'. Now, at least two Union government ministries and the Punjab government have stated that they do not have any information about the complaint that led to the song being banned in India by YouTube, as per a report by The Indian Express.

The song spoke about the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, which has been a bone of contention between the Punjab and Haryana governments. It was released on Moose Wala’s official YouTube Channel on 23 June, just over a month after he was murdered.


Amritpal Singh Khalsa, a fan of Moose Wala, filed three RTI applications — with Punjab government’s home department, Union Ministry of Home Affairs and Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting — requesting for the “certified copy of the complaint made by the Union Government to Youtube/Google or any other website or chief compliance officer against Sidhu Moose Wala’s SYL Song”.

As per The Indian Express report, Khalsa also sought certified copies of the complaints received by the two Union government ministries against the song.

The reply received from the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, accessed by the publication, reads, "RTI application on the subject mentioned above…and to inform in this regard that the desired information is not available with the undersigned CPIO”. The MHA also gave a similar response. Even the Punjab government denied having any such information.

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