To Damini, To Jayoti Singh Pandey!

To all women, to the struggle and battles of women, to all ‘Daminis’ (the title given to the Gang raped girl from New Delhi, which means lightening); yes, we will strike back, like a lightening with thunder, like sparks from ashes…Yes we will rise, even if we are burnt down to ashes, you can kill the body, but you can’t even touch the spirit…






No matter what,

SHE will rise from ‘ashes’!

women power


7 thoughts on “To Damini, To Jayoti Singh Pandey!

  1. Absolutely, in solidarity with your post! No longer shall we mute our tongues – our protest for crimes against women and girls shall be registered by creative, intelligent, spiritual and progressive dialogue in uniting for a global strength for igniting a colossal change.
    One ‘Damini’ – one lightening – shall bolt across the seas in one voice – of women’s freedom to life, to live.
    Spot on article, dear Rukhsana! It is women like you, who are inspirational. Thanks for posting.

    • Hum Dekhain Gay
      Lazim Hai Ke Hum Bhi Dekhain Gay
      Woh Din Ke Jis Ka Wadah Hai
      Jo Loh-E-Azl Pe Likha Hai
      Hum Dekhain Gay

      Jab Zulm-O-Sitam Ke Koh-E-Garaan
      Ruii Ki Tarah Urd Jain Gay
      Hum Mehkumoon Ke Paun Talay
      Yeh Dharti Dhard Dhard Dhardkay Gi
      Aur Ehl-E-Hukum Ke Sar Uper
      Jab Bijli Kard Kard Kardke Gi
      Hum Dekhain Gay

      Jab Arz-E-Khuda Ke Kabay Se
      Sab But Uthwaaiy Jain Gay
      Hum Ehl-E-Safa Mardood-E-Haram
      Masnad Pe Bithaaiy Jain Gay
      Sab Taaj Uchalay Jain Gay
      Sab Takht Giraaiy Jain Gay

      Bas Naam Rahay Ga Allah Ka
      Jo Ghayab Bhi Hai Hazir Bhi
      Jo Nazir Bhi Hai Manzar Bhi
      Uthay Ga Analhaq Ka Naara
      Jo Main Bhi Hun Aur Tumbhi Ho
      Aur Raaj Karay Gi Khalq-E-Khuda
      Jo Main Bhi Hun Aur Tum Bhi Ho

      Hum Dekhain Gay
      Lazim Hai Ke Hum Bhi Dekhain Gay
      Hum Dekhain Gay

      • A toast to Faiz Ahmad Faiz! And, one to you – for sharing one of my fav poems of his intense socialist collection.
        And, your pen is shining (more) these days with such works, keep inspiring us Rukhsana! I’m in the sitar mode nowadays – the fingers bleeding on strings, my pen’s ink seems redundant….

        • The ink of blood never gets redundant, this phase of no writing will pass, too. And music is stronger than words, yay rooh ki ghizaa hey, as they say in Urdu 🙂

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