• Poems on Kashmir

    July 24, 2016

    Ajmal Khan A T

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    © Rollie Mukherjee, 'Porous Walls' / via maryscullyreports.com

    My Name is Kashmir

    My name is Kashmir 

    My name is not India 
    My name is not Pakistan too

    My name is Kashmir 
    and my name is Maqbool Butt

    My name is Afzal Guru 
    My name is Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani

    My name is Burhan Muzaffar Wani

    My name is Parveena Ahangar
    and many mothers like her

    I have many other names whose names
    I don't know; they are known as the “disappeared”

    My name is Kashmir 

    My name is the names of women who were raped at Kunan Poshpora
    and my name is the name of unknown graves. 

    My name is the name of thousands of youth who were killed
    and no one knows where their dead bodies are 

    My name is Kashmir

    My name is not India
    My name is not Pakistan too.

     

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    © Rollie Mukherjee, 'Resilience' / via maryscullyreports.com
     

    Every Indian has blood on their hands until they speak up for Kashmir

    Every Indian has blood on their hands
    Until they speak up for Kashmir. 
    Every Indian has blood on their hands 
    Until they speak up against AFSPA
    Until they speak up for people in the North East states 
    Until they stand for Adivasis in Bastar 
    Until they stand up for butchered Dalits and Muslims
    Until they stand up for stripped, paraded and raped women 
    Every Indian has blood on their hands
    Until they speak up.

    Where will you wash the blood 
    which came from the face of five year old Insha Malik?
    Where will you hide the pelleted faces?
    How will you erase the cry for Azadi?
    Where will you escape, when the mothers
    ask, “Why did you kill my son?”

    To wash off these war crimes, all the rivers 
    in this country will not be sufficient 
    The whole land of this country 
    will not be sufficient to hide from these
    The deep oceans will not be able to hide the mass graves 
    Where will you go, once the last judgement of god comes?

     

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