Sidhu Moosewala new song SYL exposes India’s water war against Punjab

New song of Punjabi singer gets over 28M views within record time as fans across the world admire the lyrics and ideology of the singer.The song is based on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal of Punjab-Haryana. In this, Moosewala has mentioned Balwinder Singh Jatana.

Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala new song has been released on his official YouTube channel.

The song titled SYL which exposed the monopoly of Central government of India and power politics of New Delhi on water management.

The song is based on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal of Punjab-Haryana. In this, Moosewala has also mentioned Balwinder Singh Jatana.

SYL refers to the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal, a 214-kilometre canal authorized by the Indian state under former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, to divert Punjab’s water to other states – many of which were formed out of the state of Punjab.

The singer was shot dead on May 29 by his rivals and gangster for unknown reasons.

His parents, mother Charan Kaur and Balkaur Singh vowed to continue the legacy of their son.

Moosewala was known for his scathing lyrics on contemporary and historical events and he preached himself as son of Punjab and a villager.

His new song has exposed the water crisis being imposed on fertile and water rich state of India–Punjab.

Sidhu in his new song reiterated his lifelong dream to see Punjab state of India as prosperous state.

The SYL song started and ended with the chorus and lyrics of: “Until [the Indian State] gives us a path to sovereignty, you can forget about receiving any of [Punjab’s] water, we won’t even give up a drop.” (Oh jinna chir saanu sabar tinda, Eaani dinde, Ohna chir paani chhado, Tupkani dinde, Ohna chir paani chhado Tupkani dinde)

“Give us back our culture and land, give us back Chandigarh, Haryana, and Himachal.”

Moosewala new song has been released 26 days after his murder.

Who was Balwinder Singh Jatana?

Balwinder Singh Jatana was a resident of Ropar. He was associated with Babbar Khalsa. He was one of the close associates of Babbar Khalsa chief Sukhdev Singh Babbar. That’s why he was made lieutenant general of Malwa area of ​​Punjab. In that area, the activities of Babbar Khalsa used to be conducted on the behest of Jatana.

The date was 23 July 1990. The meeting was going on in Chandigarh to build the Sutlej-Yamuna link canal. Through this canal, water from Punjab was to go through Haryana to Delhi. Babbar Khalsa was opposed to this.

The meeting was going on when Balwinder Singh Jatana along with his associates Jagtar Singh Pinjola, Harmeet Singh Bhaowal and Balbir Singh Fauji came there. It is said that during the debate, SYL’s Chief Engineer and Superintending Engineer MS Sikri and Avtar Aulakh were shot dead.

Water crisis in Indian Punjab?

As per report, the groundwater level is going down by 70 cm in Punjab annually. A special Vidhan Sabha committee has reaffirmed that unceasing groundwater depletion is pushing Punjab towards desertification, which could become a reality in a decade and a half.

In its report, the committee has recommended agricultural zoning and metering of the groundwater supply for arresting the slide in the water table. The panel has also suggested a water credit scheme, under which farmers and the industry will be incentivised for using the precious natural resource judiciously.

The figures are indeed alarming: the groundwater level is going down by 70 cm in the state annually; the volume of groundwater recharged every year is far less than what is being extracted.