The latest Turkish song of Hadiqa Kiani-Daimi Bahar- a tribute to Kashmiri and Turkish martyrs has been removed from YouTube just a few hours after the release.
Pakistani singer Hadiqa Kiani in her Instagram confirmed that her song has been removed from YouTube. But also expressed her disillusionment on the removal of her song from YouTube. The singer called it a deliberate attempt to silence the voices on Kashmir.
Hadiqa Kiani’s song taken down from YouTube
“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.
Hence the singer claims the removal of her song Daimi Bahar- a tribute to Turkish and Kashmiri martyrs is not just because of a mere technical glitch. However, Hadiqa Kiani pledged to continue to raise voice for the freedom of Kashmir.
— Afsheen Mujahid Chak (@kashmiri_sheen) July 14, 2020
She went on to say 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.” But she assured her fans to keep them posted on further developments.
Tribute to Kashmiri, Turkish martyrs
Hadiqa Kiani has released a song to pay tribute to the martyrs of Kashmir and Turkey. She produced the song in collaboration with the Turkish singer, Ali Tolga.
The track is dedicated to the martyrs of Kashmir and Turkey-who lost their lives during the coup attempt in Turkey back in 2016. The song has an opening message that read as ” In everlasting memory of our beloved martyrs: July 13, 1931, Kashmir Martyr’s Day, July 15, 2016, Failed Turkish Coup Attempt.”
The song is titled Daimi Bahar which translates to Eternal Spring. The lyrics are mostly in the Turkish language with a few lines in Urdu. The first part of the song is in English and the latter part is in Urdu. The song hails Turkey and Pakistan’s friendship. The video of the song also shows a clip highlighting the plight of Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir and the struggle against the failed coup attempt in Turkey.
Both the singers, Hadiqa Kiani and Ali Tolga remembers the martyrs of Kashmir and Turkey in their soulful voices.
— Pakistan in Turkey (@PakTurkey) July 13, 2020
Hadiqa Kiani paid tribute to the Ertugrul saga
However, this is not the first time the Pakistani actress has sung in the Turkish language. A few weeks earlier, the actress released a song in Turkish to pay tribute to the famous Turkish serial, Dirilis Ertugrul.
Pakistani singer Hadiqa Kiani pays tribute to Turkish drama serial Dirilis Ertugrul with a Turkish song that she sang back in 2005 at the AKM Opera House. The singer released a video of her song on all her social media accounts. The song features Hadiqa Kiani. She reprised the Turkish song she sang at the Opera House with scenes from the serial Dirilis Ertugrul.
Hadiqa Kiani took to social media and wrote, “Something very very special coming soon,” a few days ago.
“In 2005, I had the honor of singing the Turkish song Sen Ağlama at the AKM Opera House,” she tweeted. “Today, I have remastered that song as a tribute to series Diriliş: Ertuğrul, Sezen Aksu and to the people of Turkey,” wrote the singer. She went on to add, “May our love and bond be forever strong.”