Whose independence you are celebrating?

while we (women) are harassed tortured

molested, raped and killed brutally

Every moment in this country…..


While we are sold as commodities

while you preserve the age old in the market feudal

“Deudari system” in G.B. Road. Sonagachi, Malisahi……

Saying “sex workers”

Whose independence are you celebrating……..


While you burnt down my houses

slaughtered my children……..

You paraded naked my mothers and sisters

Gang raped and lynched brutally


Whose independence you are celebrating???


While you drove out us from our home

destroyed our lives, land and forest

made us beggars and commodities

for your “DEVELOPMENT”

killed us saying “MAOIST, NAXALISTS”

Whose independence are you celebrating???


While you lynched my unborn baby

slashing womb of her mother in Gujrat,

Kandhamal, Bihar, Delhi….

Demolished my Masques, Churches and Gurudwaras

Hanged me saying “TERROROST”

Whose independence are you celebrating ??????


While you raped in Kashmir, Manipur, Assam, Nagaland

You raped Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha……

Whose Independence are you celebrating??????


— Untouchable India, (JNU)

sent by email by Asit Das



Author: Intercultural Resources

Intercultural Resources is a forum for research and political intervention on issues related to the impacts and alternatives to destructive development. Our effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures on questions of social justice, development and self-rule. We are of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of social life. Intercultural Resources is based in Delhi, India. Email:

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