The Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday arrested four persons for allegedly composing and uploading a “hate song” on social media, which prescribes a place in the graveyard for those who do not chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’. In a video uploaded on his personal YouTube channel on July 24, Varun Upadhyay appeals to “Hindu brothers, the Bajrang Dal and the Hindu Yuva Vahini” for their support. He also says that the song was not targeted against any caste or religion. “I sang this song for my religion, the religion I love,” he said. Rakesh Kumar Verma, operator of the YouTube channel Janta Musical and Pictures which has 507k subscribers, however, apologised. In a video statement on July 24, he said it was not the intent of his channel to hurt religious or caste sentiments. “...our company will not launch such audio or video [in future],” Mr. Verma said. He said he deleted the video from his channel on the morning of July 22, hours after it had caught the public eye.