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YouTube: Lost forever?

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Shahjahan Hafiz, Gulshan, Dhaka

Government banned YouTube quite sometime back because of an anti-Islamic film. It is like cutting the head off to cure headache. This Internet site has lots of information which are very useful for people of all walks of life. For me it was the only source of music which cannot be accessed from anywhere else. YouTube gave me the privilege of listening to Abdul Karim Khan, Bare Ghulam Ali Khan, K.L. Saigol, Kanan Devi, Juthika Roy, Kamala Jharya and Pankaj Mullick of the long lost times. I could also enjoy the incomparable gazals of Mehdi Hasan, Ghulam Ali, Jagjit Singh and Bangla songs of Jaganmoy Mitra, Dhananjoy Bhattacharya, Hemanta Mukherjee, etc., just sitting in front of my PC. Alas! It appears those days of heavenly bliss for me are gone forever. Will the government have mercy on people like me and not deprive them of this innocent pleasure?

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