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Sucha Soorma by Kulwinder Billa been pulled by the BBC after the Mirror raised the alarm

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Kulwinder Billa's Sucha Soorma song glorifying so-called honour killings has been pulled by the BBC after the Mirror raised the alarm.

Sucha Soorma, by Punjabi singer Kulwinder Billa, tells of a man murdering his adulterous sister-in-law and her lover – and the video for it shows both killings. But after the Mirror alerted Beeb bosses they pulled it from the airwaves, saying it was “inappropriate”.

Jasvinder Sanghera of anti-honour violence charity Karma Nirvana said: “I am extremely disappointed at how we have even allowed air for the messages this song gives. “This song reinforces the consequence of not only significant harm but death, it reinforces the message that you can be killed for bringing such shame.

“Victims will watch this and be further silenced and perpetrators and those with like minds that uphold honour systems will praise it. "This song is irresponsible and it should not be played as it demonstrates supporting it.”

Sucha Singh is originally a folk story about a man who lived in Punjab more than 100 years ago and in the story is said to have restored the family honour by killing his sister-in-law Balbiro and her alleged extramarital lover Ghukkar.

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the verge
+2 #3 RE: Sucha Soorma by Kulwinder Billa been pulled by the BBC after the Mirror raised the alarmthe verge 2015-05-04 13:43
Finally the ignorance of the Punjabi music industry is catching up with them. There is no censorship of any sort. All speed records youtube videos have a still of some half naked girl to clickbait the viewer into seeing some freshy trying to act hard.
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desi ranjha
+1 #2 RE: Sucha Soorma by Kulwinder Billa been pulled by the BBC after the Mirror raised the alarmdesi ranjha 2015-05-04 12:46
jazzy did the same song and everyone seems ok with it even tho i dont like this song lots of other singers has made similair videos so whats the fuss about
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DPS Kaur
+3 #1 RE: Sucha Soorma by Kulwinder Billa been pulled by the BBC after the Mirror raised the alarmDPS Kaur 2015-05-04 09:36
Well the song may be good video is not. Jatt Fire Karda’ has also been banned on the BBC Asian Network’s daytime shows because of its controversial content and violence.

Good to see this is hap[censored]in g about time there is some control.
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