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Netizens are accusing the music streaming platform for hosting songs such as ‘Gustakh-e-Nabi ki ek hi saza, sar tan se juda'
Jul 15, 2022 11:37:00 AM | Article | Campaign India Team Share -
1. Dear @gaana— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) July 11, 2022
Why are you promoting 'Sar Tan Se Juda'? This slogan is an open call to behead anyone.
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Users were specifically infuriated with the song, due to its context in the Udaipur tailor’s murder - who was beheaded for extending support to former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, via a social media post.
However, not just Gaana, but platforms like Hungama too, faced grief for hosting the song.
@gaana The promotion of this song was stopped by the Government of India with immediate effect, why are you running such a song on your platform in which anti-India activities are being shown? Remove this song with immediate effect.#BoycottGaana pic.twitter.com/JBNJTVSaZY— Vini7 (@VImvinit007) July 9, 2022
In light of the controversy, Gaana issued a statement, which read, "Gaana is a music aggregator; we do not own any of the songs on the platform. We are sensitive to the concern raised and immediately the song in question has been removed.”
Neither @gaana nor @Hungama_com have removed this content from their platform.— योगेश सावरथिया (@sawarathiajss) July 11, 2022
They are promoting hinduphobic content sir tan se juda.Time to uninstall both these app from your mobile.#BoycottGaana#BoycottHungama pic.twitter.com/b6rI6XUoEf