Gurvir Singh Kahlon
Pakistani poet of dissent, Habib Jalab had this to profess in 1990 -
“ Nasheeli aankhon, sunehri zulfon ke desh ko khokar main hairan hoon, Wo ziqr Waadi-e-Kashmir karte hain ”
‘After losing the land of enchanting eyes and golden tresses, I am
astounded they still dream of Valley of Kashmir’
Kashmir – a Paradise Lost, why is it so?
Shenanigans of a devious plan? It seems all the more so
Riddled down the ages, with violence so gore!
Who benefited from it all? You are not sure
Generations led astray, many a dream shattered
False Promise of freedom, yet the mind remains shackled
Many a youth wasted, with grave consequences
Young lives destroyed, but they have no conscience
When will you Realize, Rise up and Reject
The call to arms, so futile, so abject
Will this touch a chord, nay ring a bell?
Save the gen-next, from the ominous death Knell
Pity the toddler, clinging to a billet riddled grandfather
For them life doesn’t matter, all cheap cannon fodder
Rally around ye youth of Kashmir, come to terms with life
Fight the demon unleashed from yonder, the conflict and strife
Kashmiriyat and Sufism have come to grief
Gather your wits, rally around these beliefs
What the neighbor does, why doesn’t it raise your ire?
Abandon those who repeatedly stoke the fire
Deluding you, many a promising life snuffed out
Why are you silent? Why is there no shout?
Against those, whose intent was never pure
They have doomed you already, will destroy you for sure
Look deep within, introspect and then decide
Who is genuinely with you, ‘Humsaya’ by your side
Those who have not progressed, will never let you do so
With bared fangs, that do not show
Inject the lethal dose, and poison your mind
Corrupting you, putting you in a dilemma, a bind
The future is yours, wake up and grab it
Find meaning in this life, re-imagine Kashmir around it
Dispel the Woe! Which has befallen Kashmir
Regain paradise Lost, the glory of land of seer!
Spread Kashmiriyat, goodness and divinity sublime
Prosper in peaceful surroundings, find heaven in this life!
“Jisne apna mulk nahin sambhala,
Who kakh tumhe sambhalega!
Jisne apna ghar jala dala
Tumhe sooli pe chadah dalega
Jiska wajood insaniyat se juda hai
VO mulk, tumhe barbaad kar dalega
Kaisa alam hai yeh bekhudi ka
Kashmiriyat ko Dehshat mein badal dala hai!”