Hadiqa Kiani Says Kashmir Being Silenced After Song Removed from YouTube

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LAHORE: Pakistani singer Hadiqa Kiani’s ode to Kashmir, a song released last week, has been taken off by Youtube.

The song, titled Daimi Bahar (Eternal Spring), was a collaboration between the Pakistani singer and Turkish artists Ali Tolga Demertas and Torgi Evren. It was released on the occasion of Kashmir Martyrs Day on July 13.

The singer took to Instagram to share the news, revealing that they will stand determined against the forced silencing. The singer said it was a deliberate attempt to silence the voices on Kashmir.

“There seems to be a systematic silencing taking place but we will not be silenced because our message is of love and peace.”

She also informed her followers that Kashmir Civitas, an advocacy group devoted to the rights of the Kashmiris, was “actively working to re-upload the video.”

Earlier, on July 2, the singer called for an end to bloodshed in Kashmir. “We cannot stand for with injustice. We need peace, we need to protect the people of Kashmir, we need a solution from BOTH sides, a solution that puts an end to the evils plaguing Kashmir,” she tweeted.

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