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By | Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Sohini Goswami
Aug 26, 2022 05:38 PM IST

The Congress leader was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Jawaharke village in Mansa district on May 29.

A video has surfaced on social media that shows soldiers from both sides of the India-Pakistan border enjoying a few moments of peace and fun as they dance to the tunes of a song of slain Punjabi musician-cum-politician Sidhu Moose Wala.

Screengrab from the video.
Screengrab from the video.

According to a video shared by the Indian Police Services officer HGS Dhaliwal on Twitter, Army personnel are seen enjoying the Punjabi song Bambiha Bole by Amrit Maan and Moose Wala. As soon as the Indian soldiers played the song at a remote terrain, the same reached their Pakistani counterpart and made them groove along. Later, when the camera pans on the Pakistani side, a soldier dances and waves to the men on the other side of the border.

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"Sidhu's songs playing across the border, bridging the divide," the IPS officer, who shared the video, said in his tweet.

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The video has garnered over 1,58,000 views on Twitter, with many people paying tribute to the Punjabi musician and rapper who was assassinated in May.

The Congress leader was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Jawaharke village in Mansa district on May 29. Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and his accomplice, Goldy Brar, who lives in Canada, claimed responsibility for the murder. While Bishnoi is presently in the Punjab Police’s custody, Brar remains at large.

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Moose Wala enjoyed a loyal global fan base, including many followers in Pakistan. Photos of the slain singer-politician with a reference to his chartbuster song “295” had found their way in election hoardings in Pakistan to cash in on his popularity ahead of the July 17 bypolls in the Multan region of Pakistan’s Punjab province.

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    Kanishka is a journalist at Hindustan Times’ news desk. When not in newsroom, you will find her on streets of Delhi exploring food cafes or capturing world through her lens.

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