Strengthening crackdown on singing of unknown sources… “It’s hard to breathe” for young people

North Korean students are walking down the street. /Photo = North Korean propaganda media ‘Seogwang’ homepage capture

It is reported that North Korea has recently issued an order to engage in an intense struggle in relation to the phenomenon of young people singing songs from unknown sources or singing songs from different sources.

According to a Daily NK North Hamgyeong-do source on the 5th, North Korea has recently intensified the struggle against the phenomenon of singing songs of unknown origin to organizations of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League (Youth Alliance) across the country or distorting songs that are highly ideological and highly revolutionary. He gave instructions on how to earn high.

In this directive, North Korea said, “They do not feel the party’s demands and intentions among young people, and they sing songs that are completely out of line with the times, while songs from unknown sources and decadent songs are stored on cell phones (mobile phones). The phenomenon of saving or writing down in a notebook and calling it around is not going away,” he pointed out.

In response, it is known that each provincial, city, and county youth alliance organizations have reorganized their police force and sent them out to the streets and villages from the end of last month to censor cell phones, study books, and notebooks owned by young people.

In particular, the Youth League’s police force is said to be intensively cracking down on young people who store foreign songs on their cell phones and listen to them on the street.

In fact, during the intensive crackdown by the Youth League’s police force in Chongjin from the 25th to the 27th of last month, the source said that about 10 young people who had been listening to Korean songs on their cell phones were caught and became a problem, the source said.

A source said, “The arrested youths were subjected to three days of criticism and 20 days of forced labor in accordance with the ideological education and punishment regulations made by the Youth League Committee of Chongjin City.”

In addition, about 20 high school middle school (our high school) students who had written down notebooks by changing the lyrics of revolutionary songs or North Korean popular songs into sarcastic content were also cracked down by the Youth League policing unit and called to the regional Youth League committee to write critical letters for several days. passed on

Currently, North Korea is focusing on blocking the relaxation of the ideology of the new generation of young people who will carry the future, while strengthening crackdowns on illegal acts such as the introduction and dissemination of foreign culture.

In the past, it has mainly focused on cracking down on the act of watching so-called ‘impure recordings’ such as Korean movies, dramas, and music videos, but recently, the phenomenon of singing songs from unknown sources or changing the lyrics of North Korean songs to realistically critical and satirical content He also seems to be paying close attention.

The source said, “The state’s systematic control and crackdown on young people is carried out every year. ‘ There are voices of dissatisfaction,” he said.


Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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