Hadiqa Kiani's tribute-song to Kashmir removed from YouTube

By: News Desk      Published: 11:40 AM, 17 Jul, 2020
Hadiqa Kiani's tribute-song to Kashmir removed from YouTube

Famous singer Hadiqa Kiani's ode to Kashmir, a song released in collaboration with Turkish artist Ali Tolga has been removed by Youtube.

The singer took to Instagram to share the unfortunate news, revealing that they will stand determined against the forced silencing.

She wrote: "Our tribute to Kashmir was removed from YouTube a few hours ago. There seems to be a systematic silencing taking place but we will not be silenced because our message is of love and peace," she wrote.

She then added that the international civil society The Kashmir Civitas is "actively working to re-upload the video," and that she will share updates with her fans as soon as she gets any. So far, no further update has been made yet.

Earlier, Hadiqa paid tribute to the friendship between Turkey and Pakistan. She said that the love between Turkey and Pakistani was unlike any other.

“My maternal ancestors are from İzmir, Turkey and I have had an affinity for the country since my childhood,” she said.

She further adds, “As a child, I would represent Pakistan in the International Children’s Festival in Turkey and in 2005 I returned to the great country to once again represent Pakistan at the iconic Atatürk Cultural Center and Opera House.”