In wake of the ghastly terrorist attack in Pulwama, Kashmir, which left 44 CRPF soldiers martyred, popular music company T-series has unlisted a song sung by Atif Aslam, a Pakistani national. The Pulwama attack was executed by a Pakistan-based terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed.
Unlisting a video on YouTube is different from deleting it. It means that users cannot find the video by YouTube search. The video will also not be available on other public spaces like channel or browse page. The video can still be accessed by users, who have a direct link to the video. However, T-series has not issued any statement regarding the unlisting of the song.
Pakistan-based singer Atif Aslam had released a song named ‘Baarishein‘, produced by T-series’ Bhushan Kumar, on February 12. The song was uploaded on the official YouTube channel of T-series and had gained millions of views, in hours of its release. The song also features actress Nushrat Bharucha.
Managing director of T-series had tweeted on 15th February, condemning the Pulwama attack.
The attack on CRPF soldiers in Kashmir is extremely disturbing to say the least. There is no glory in this. Right now one can only think of the families of the martyred and pray for those injured soldiers who are fighting for their lives.
— Bhushan Kumar (@itsBhushanKumar) February 15, 2019
In the wake of Uri terrorist attack of 2016, the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) had passed a resolution in September 2016 to ban Pakistani artists from the industry. However, Atif Aslam since has sung various songs in association with Indian music houses, since then.