After few hours of its release, Hadiqa Kiani’s new song in collaboration with Turkish artist Ali Togla about Kashmiri martyrs has been deleted from YouTube.
Kiani took to her Instagram account and shared the bad news with her followers.
“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.”
The song, titled Diami Bahar, translates into Eternal Spring and is sung primarily in Turkish with Urdu parts. In the first half of the song, Hadiqa is heard singing in Turkish and then in Urdu.
This is not the first time when the versatile singer has sung a song in a different language. Recently Kiani sang “Sen Ağlama” to give tribute to famous Turkish drama series Dirilis: Ertugrul.