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YouTube blocks Punjabi songs on 'farmer protest' after government's legal complaint

YouTube blocks Punjabi songs on 'farmer protest' after government's legal complaint

Youtube on Tuesday blocked Punjabi songs on farmer protest after legal complaint from central government. Prominent among the songs is the one by famous Punjabi singer Kanwar Grewal titled `Ailaan`. The song had over 60 lakh views. 

The original video now has a notification saying, “This content is not available on this country domain due to a legal complaint from the government”.

“We comply with valid legal requests from authorities wherever possible, consistent with our longstanding policy and act quickly to remove identified content,” said a Youtube Spokesperson.

Fans of the singer posted the music video on various other Youtube channels and could still be accessed.

According to media reports, another video by artist Himmat Sandhu titled `Asi vaddange` which had 1.3 crore views has also been blocked on the platform.

Several Punjabi celebrities and singers have come out in support of farmers, as the government toughens its stand on malicious and inflammatory accounts, posts and videos.

The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has sent three notices to Twitter, the latest one asking the company to block 1,178 accounts believed to be linked to Khalistan sympathisers and those backed by Pakistan.

In another notice, MeitY had asked Twitter to block 257 accounts using the #ModiPlanningFarmerGenocide hashtag amid the farmers` protest, under Section 69A of the IT Act.

(With IANS inputs)

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