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 ??????
Whose Independence are you celebrating??????
— Untouchable India, (JNU)
sent by email by Asit Das