yaad rakkha jaayega-aamir aziz

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سب یاد رکّھا جائے گا ۔ عامر عزیز

۱

تُم رات لکھو ہم چاند لکھیں گے

تم جیل میں ڈالو، ہم دیوار پھاند لکھیں گے

۲

تم ایف آئی آر لکھو، ہم ہیں تیّار لکھیں گے

تم ہمیں قتل کر دو، ہم بن کے بھوت لکھیں گے

تمہارے قتل کے سارے ثبوت لکھیں گے

تم عدالتوں سے بیٹھ کر چُٹکلے لکھو

ہم سڑکوں دیواروں پہ اِنصاف لکیھیں گے

بہرے بھی سُن لیں، اتنی زور سے بولیں گے

اندھے بھی پڑھ لیں، اتنا صاف لکھیں گے

۳

تم کالا کمل لکھو، ہم لال گلاب لکھیں گے

تم زمین پر ظلم لکھ دو، آسمان پہ اِنقلاب لکھا جائے گا

۴

سب یاد رکّھا جائے گا، سب کچھ یاد رکّھا جائے گا

۵

یہ نظم کشمیر کے نام ہے

یہ نظم اے ایم یو کے نام ہے

یہ نظم جامعہ کے نام ہے

یہ نظم یو پی کے نام ہے

یہ نظم جے این یو کے نام ہے، دِلّی کے نام ہے

یہ نظم اُن تمام جگہوں کے نام ہے

جہاں رات کے اندھیرے میں ظلم ڈھایا جائے

کائروں بُزدلوں کے دوارا

۶

سب یاد رکّھا جائے گا، سب کچھ یاد رکّھا جائے گا

۷

تمہاری لاٹھیوں اور گولیوں سے

جو قتل ہوئے ہیں میرے یار سب

اُن کی یاد میں دِلوں کو برباد رکّھا جائے گا

۸

سب یاد رکّھا جائے گا، سب کچھ یاد رکّھا جائے گا

۹

تم سیاہیوں سے جھوٹ لکھوگے، ہمیں معلوم ہے

ہو ہمارے خون سے ہی ہو سہی، سچ ضرور لکّھا جائے گا

۱۰

سب یاد رکّھا جائے گا، سب کچھ یاد رکّھا جائے گا

۱۱

موبل، ٹیلیفون، اِنٹرنٹ بھری دوپہر میں بند کر کے

سرد اندھیری رات میں پورے شہر کو نظربند کر کے

ہتھوڑیاں لے کر، دفعتاً میرے گھر میں گھُس آنا

میرا سر، بدن، میری مُختصر سی زندگی کو توڑ جانا

میرے لختِ جگر کو بیچ چوراہے پہ مار کر

یوں بے انداز جھُنڈ میں کھڑے ہو کر تمہارا مسکُرانا

۱۲

سب یاد رکّھا جائے گا، سب کچھ یاد رکّھا جائے گا

۱۳

دن میں میٹھی میٹھی باتیں کرنا سامنے سے

سب کچھ ٹھیک ہے ہر زبان میں تُتلانا

رات ہوتے ہی حق ماںگ رہے لوگوں پر

لاٹھیاں چلانا، گولیاں چلانا

ہمیں پہ حملہ کر کے، ہمیں کو حملہ آور بتانا

۱۴

سب یاد رکّھا جائے گا، سب کچھ یاد رکّھا جائے گا

۱۵

میں اپنی ہڈّیوں پہ لکھ کے رکّھوں گا یہ سارے واردات

تم جو مانگتے ہو مجھ سے میرے ہونے کے کاغزات

اپنی ہستی کا تم کو ضرور ثبوت دیا جائے گا

یہ جنگ تمہاری آخری سانس تک لڑا جائے گا

۱۶

سب یاد رکّھا جائے گا، سب کچھ یاد رکّھا جائے گا

۱۷

یہ بھی یاد رکّھا جائے گا کس کس طرح سے

تم نے وطن کو توڑنے کی سازشیں کیں

یہ بھی یاد رکّھا جائے گا کس کس جتن سے

ہم نے وطن کو جوڑنے کی کوشِشیں کیں

۱۸

یہ بھی یاد رکّھا جائے گا

سب یاد رکّھا جائے گا، سب کچھ یاد رکّھا جائے گا

۱۹

جب کبھی ذکر آئے گا جہاں میں طورِ بُزدلی کا

تمہارا کام یاد رکّھا جائے گا

جب کبھی بھی ذکر آئے گا جہاں میں طورِ زندگی کا

ہمارا نام یاد رکّھا جائے گا

کہ کچھ لوگ تھے جن کے اِرادے ٹوٹے نہیں تھے

لوہے کی ہتھوڑیوں سے

کہ کچھ لوگ تھے جن کے ضمیر بکے نہیں تھے

زردارؤں کی کوڑیوں سے

جیسے تمہارے بِک گئے ہیں

۲۰

کہ کچھ لوگ تھے جو ڈٹے رہے تھے

طوفانِ نوح کے گذر جانے کے بعد تک

کچھ لوگ تھے جو زندہ رہے

اپنی موت کی خبر آنے کا بعد تک

۲۱

بھلے بھول جائے فلک آنکھیں موندنا

بھلے بھول جائے زمیں اپنی دوری پہ گھومنا

ہمارے کٹے پروں کی پرواز کو

ہمارے پھٹے گلوں کی آواز کو

۲۲

یاد رکّھا جائے گا

سب یاد رکّھا جائے گا، سب کچھ یاد رکّھا جائے گا

۲۳

تُم رات لکھو ہم چاند لکھیں گے

تم جیل میں ڈالو، ہم دیوار پھاند لکھیں گے

۲۴

تم ایف آئی آر لکھو، ہم ہیں تیّار لکھیں گے

تم ہمیں قتل کر دو، ہم بن کے بھوت لکھیں گے

تمہارے قتل کے سارے ثبوت لکھیں گے

تم عدالتوں سے بیٹھ کر چُٹکلے لکھو

ہم سڑکوں دیواروں پہ اِنصاف لکیھیں گے

بہرے بھی سُن لیں، اتنی زور سے بولیں گے

اندھے بھی پڑھ لیں، اتنا صاف لکھیں گے

۲۵

تم کالا کمل لکھو، ہم لال گلاب لکھیں گے

تم زمین پر ظلم لکھ دو، آسمان پہ اِنقلاب لکھا جائے گا

۲۶

سب یاد رکّھا جائے گا، سب کچھ یاد رکّھا جائے گا

۲۷

تا کہ تمہارے نام پر، تا عمر لعنتیں بھیجی جا سکیں

تا کہ تمہارے مجسّموں پر، کالکیں پوتی جا سکیں

تمہارے نام، تمہارے مجسّموں کو

آباد رکّھا جائے گا، سب یاد رکّھا جائے گا

۲۸

سب یاد رکّھا جائے گا، سب کچھ یاد رکّھا جائے گا

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा – आमर अज़ीज़

तुम रात लिखो हम चांद लिखेंगे

तुम जेल में डालो, हम दीवार फांद लिखेंगे

तुम एफ़ आई आर लिखो, हम हैं तय्यार लिखेंगे

तुम बमें क़त्ल कर दो, हम बन के भूत लिखेंगे

तुम्हारे क़त्ल के सारे सुबूत लिखेंगे

तुम अदालतौं से बैठ कर चुटकुले लिखो

हम सढकौं दीवारौं पे इन्साफ़ लिखेंगे

बहरे भी सुन लें इतनी ज़ोर से बोलेंगे

अंधे भि पढ़ लें, इतना साफ़ लिखेंगे

तुम काला कमल लिखो हम लाल गुलाब लिखेंगे

तुम ज़मीन पर ज़ुल्म लिख दो, आस्मान पे इन्क़लाब लिखेंगे

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा, सब कुछ याद रक्खा जाएगा

ये नज़्म कश्मीर के नाम है

ये नज़्म ए एम यू के नाम है

ये नज़्म जाम’अ के नाम है

ये नज़्म यू पी के नाम है

ये नज़्म जे एन यू के नाम है, दिल्ली के नाम है

ये नज़्म उन तमाम जग्हौं के नाम है

जहां रात के अनधेरे में ज़ुल्म ढाया जाए

काएरौं बुज़्दिलौं के द्वारा

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा, सब कुछ याद रक्खा जाएगा

तुम्हारी लाठियौं और गोलियौं से

जो क़त्ल हुए हैं मेरे यार सब

उन की याद में दिलौं को बरबाद रक्खा जाएगा

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा, सब कुछ याद रक्खा जाएगा

तुम सियाहियौं से झूट लिखोगे, हमें मा’लूम है

हो हमारे ख़ून से हि हो सही, सच ज़रूर लिक्खा जाएगा

१०

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा, सब कुछ याद रक्खा जाएगा

११

मोबिल, टेलिफ़ोन, इन्टरनेट भरी दोपहर में बंद कर के

सर्द अंधेरी रात में पूरे शहर को नज़रबंद कर के

हथोढियां ले कर दफ़’अतन मेरे घर में घुस आना

मेरा सर, बदन, मेरी मुख़्तसर सी ज़िन्दगी को तोढ जाना

मेरे लख़्त-ए जिगर को बीच चौराहे पे मार कर

यूं बेअंदाज़ झुंड में खढे हो कर तुम्हारा मुस्कुराना

१२

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा, सब कुछ याद रक्खा जाएगा

१३

दिन में मीठी मीठी बातें करना सामने से

सब कुछ ठीक है हर ज़बान में तुत्लाना

रात होते हि हक़ मांग रहे लोगौं पर

लाठियां चलाना, गोलियां चलाना

हमीं पर हम्ला कर के, हमीं को हम्ला आबर बताना

१४

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा, सब कुछ याद रक्खा जाएगा

१५

मैं अपनी हड्डियौं पे लिख के रक्खूंगा ये सारे वारदात

तुम जो मुझ से मांगते हो मेरे होने के काग़ज़ात

अपनी हस्ती का तुम को ज़रूर सुबूत दिया जाएगा

ये जंग तुम्हारी, आख़री सांस तक लढा जाएगा

१६

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा, सब कुछ याद रक्खा जाएगा

१७

ये भी याद रक्खा जाएगा, किस किस तरह से

तुम ने वतन को तोढने की साज़िशें कीं

ये भी याद रक्खा जाएगा किस किस जतन से

हम ने वतन को जोढने की कोशिशें कीं

१८

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा, सब कुछ याद रक्खा जाएगा

१९

जब कभी ज़िक्र आएगा जहां में तौर-ए बुज़्दिली का

तुम्हारा काम याद रक्खा जाएगा

जब कभी ज़िक्र आएगा जहां में तौर-ए ज़िन्दगी का

हमारा नाम याद रक्खा जाएगा

के कुछ लोग थे जिन के इरादे टूटे नहीं थे

लोहे की हथोढियौं से

के कुछ लोग थे जिन के ज़मीर बिके नहीं थे

ज़रदारौं की कौढियौं से

जैसे तुम्हारे बिके हैं

२०

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा, सब कुछ याद रक्खा जाएगा

२१

भले भूल जाए फ़लक आंखें मूंदना

भले भूल जाए ज़मीं अपनी दूरी पे घूमना

हमारे कटे परौं की परवाज़ को

हमारे फटे गलौं की आवाज़ को

२२

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा, सब कुछ याद रक्खा जाएगा

२३

तुम रात लिखो हम चांद लिखेंगे

तुम जेल में डालो, हम दीवार फांद लिखेंगे

२४

तुम एफ़ आई आर लिखो, हम हैं तय्यार लिखेंगे

तुम बमें क़त्ल कर दो, हम बन के भूत लिखेंगे

तुम्हारे क़त्ल के सारे सुबूत लिखेंगे

तुम अदालतौं से बैठ कर चुटकुले लिखो

हम सढकौं दीवारौं पे इन्साफ़ लिखेंगे

बहरे भी सुन लें इतनी ज़ोर से बोलेंगे

अंधे भि पढ़ लें, इतना साफ़ लिखेंगे

२५

तुम काला कमल लिखो हम लाल गुलाब लिखेंगे

तुम ज़मीन पर ज़ुल्म लिख दो, आस्मान पे इन्क़लाब लिखेंगे

२६

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा, सब कुछ याद रक्खा जाएगा

२७

ता के तुम्हारे नाम पर, ता उम्र ला’नतें भेजी जा सकें

ता के तुम्हारे मुजस्समौं पर, कालिकें पोती जा सकें

तुम्हारे नाम तुम्हारे मुजस्समौं को

आबाद रक्खा जाएगा, सब याद रक्खा जाएगा

२८

सब याद रक्खा जाएगा, सब कुछ याद रक्खा जाएगा

 

Click here for background and on any passage for word meanings and explanatory discussion. aamir aziz (1990-living and may he live long) a fiery young poet in dehli. He writes and recites more in the rapid fire style of rap songs. His writing and his recitation has become very popular among protestors for human rights in India. He is listed on the internet as an actor and musician.
1
tum raat1 likho hum chaand2 likheNge
tum jail meN Daalo hum diivaar-phaand3 likheNge  
1.night, oppression 2.moon, sign of love, hope 3.scale the wall, escape
You bring the dark night of oppression, we shine moonlight to dispel
You shut is jail cells, we scale the wall to write the truth

2
tum FIR1 likho hum haiN taiyyaar likheNge
tum humeN qatl2 kar do hum ban ke bhoot likheNge
tumhaare qatl ke saare saboot3 likheNge
tum adaalatoN4 se baiTh kar chuTkule5 likho
hum saRkoN diivaaroN pe insaaf6 likheNge
behre7 bhi sun leN itni zor se boleNge
andhe bhi paRh leN itna saaf8 likheNge    
1.first information report, first allegation/charge 2.killing 3.proof 4.courts 5.jokes 6.justice 7.deaf 8.clear
You charge us with false allegations, we are ready, we will write
You can kill us, our ghosts will rise to write
To give proof our your killing we will write
You sit in your courts and laws that make a joke of freedom write
On streets and walls, justice we will write
Even the deaf will hear such will cry with all our might
Even the blind will read so clearly will we write

3
tum kaala kamal1 likho, hum laal gulaab2 likheNge
tum zameen pe zulm3 likh do, asmaan pe inquilaab4 likkha jaayega  
1.black lotus, symbolic of oppression 2.red rose, symbolic of love 3.oppression 4.revolution, protest
You write oppressive laws, we offer love
You write oppression on earth, we write protest on the sky

4
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega   All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
5
ye nazm kashmir ke naam hai
ye nazm AMU ke naam hai
ye nazm jaam’ia ke naam hai
ye nazm UP ke naam hai
ye nazm JNU ke naam hai, dilli ke naam hai
ye nazm un tamaam jag’hoN ke naam hai
jahaaN raat ke andhere meN zulm Dhaaya jaaye
kaa’eroN1 buzdiloN2 ke dwaara3     
1.cowards 2.cowards 3.through, using something
This nazm/poem is a tribute to the struggle of kashmir, aligaRh, jaam’ia, UP, JNU and dehli. It is dedicated to all those places where in the dark of the night you send cowards to kill.

6
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega   All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
7
tumhaari laaThiyoN aur goliyoN se
jo qatl huwe haiN mere yaar sab
unki yaad meN diloN ko barbaad1 rakkha jaayega    
1.hurt, wounded, sorrowful
Your clubs and your bullets
That have killed my comrades all
In their memory will my heart be sorrowful forever

8
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega     All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
9
tum siyaahiyoN1 se jhooTh likhoge, humeN m’aaloom hai
ho hamaare Khoon se hi ho sahi, sach zaruur likkha jaayega  
1.dark ink
You will write falsehood with your dark ink, we know
Be it with our blood, the truth will be written

10
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega    All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
11
mobile, telefon, internet bhari dopahar meN band kar ke
sard andheri raat meN poore shahr ko nazarband kar ke
hathoRiyaN le kar daf’atan1 mere ghar meN ghus aana
mera sar, badan, meri muKhtasar2 si zindagi3 ko toR jaana
mere laKht-e-jigar4 ko beech chaurahe pe maar kar
yuN be-andaaz5 jhunD6 meN khaRe ho kar tumhaara muskuraana    
1.suddenly, without notice 2.brief, meager 3.life, belongings 4.piece of liver/heart, loved ones 5.nonchalant 6.crowd
Shutting down our phones and internet in broad daylight
Shutting down the whole city with your curfew, in the dark of night
Bursting into my house, without notice hammer in hand
Breaking my body, my head and my meager livelihood
Killing my beloved comrades in the open town square and then
Nonchalant in the crowd, standing and smiling

12
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayeg All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
13
din meN meeThi-meeThi baateN karna saamne se
sab kuchh Theek hai har zubaan1 meN tutlaana2
raat hote hi haq3 maang rahe logoN pe
laaThiyaaN chalaana, goliyaaN chalaana
humiN pe hamla4 kar ke, humiN ko hamla-aavar5 bataana  
1.language 2.stammer/mis-pronounce 3.justice 4.attack 5.attaker, aggressor
In the day, to our face, you mutter sweet things
Everything is fine, you say, bungling in every language
And in the dark, on those who demand justice
You rain clubs and shoot bullets
You attack us and turn around and call us aggressors

14
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega   All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
15
maiN apni haDDiyoN pe likh ke rakkhuN ga ye saare varedaat1
tum jo maaNgte ho mujh se mere hone ke kaGhazaat2
apni hasti3 ka tumko saboot4 zaruur diya jaayega
ye juNg tumhaari, aaKhri saaNs tak laRa jaayega    
1.incidents, (oppressive) actions 2.papers 3.life, character, nature 4.evidence
I will engrave the story of your oppression on my bones
You who ask me to show papers that I exist
We will present evidence of your evil nature
This is a war of your making, we will fight to the last breath

16
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega   All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
17
ye bhi yaad rakkha jaayega kis kis tarah1 se
tum ne vatan ko toRne ki saazisheN2 kiN
ye bhi yaad rakkha jaayega kis kis jatan3 se
hum ne vatan ko joRne ki koshisheN kiN   
1.ways, methods 2.schemes, conspiracies 3.effort
This too will be remembered, the number of ways in which
You conspired to divide the homeland
This too will be remembered, with what effort
We tried to put the homeland back together

18
ye bhi yaad rakkha jaayega
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega  
This too will be remembered
All will be remembered, everything will be remembered

19
jab kabhi bhi zikr1 aayega jahaaN2 meN taur-e-buzdili3 ka
tumhaara kaam yaad rakkha jaayega
aur jab kabhi bhi zikr aayega jahaaN meN taur-e zindagi4 ka
humaara naam yaad rakkha jaayega
ke kuchh log the jinke iraade5 TooTe nahiN the
lohe ki hathoRiyoN6 se
ke kuchh log the jinke zameer7 bike nahiN the
zardaaroN8 ki kauRiyoN9 se
jaise tumhaare bik gaye haiN!  
1.mention 2.world 3.ways of cowardice 4.ways of living 5.determination 6.hammers 7.conscience 8.wealthy 9.coins
Whenever there will be talk in this world of the ways of cowardice
Your deeds will be remembered
Whenever there will be talk in this world of the dignity of living
Our name will be remembered
That there were some whose determination was not broken
By steel hammers
There were some whose conscience was not sold
For a few coins of the wealthy
Like yours have been sold

20
ke kuchh log the jo DaTe1 rahe the
toofaan-e-nooh2 ke guzar3 jaane ke baad tak
kuchh log the jo zinda rahe
apni maut ki Khabar aane ke baad tak  
1.stood firm 2.storm/flood of Noah 3.passed
That there was some who stood firm
Until after Noah’s flood passed
There were some who stood living
Even after their death was pronounced

21
bhale1 bhool jaaye falak2 aaNkhoN ko moondna3
bhale bhool jaaye zamiN apni doori pe ghoomna
humare kaTe paroN ki parvaaz4 ko
humaare phaTe galoN5 ki aavaaz ko  
1.even if 2.sky 3.shut, close 4.flight 5.throat
Even if the sun and stars of the sky go dark
Even if the earth stops revolging its distance
The flight of our clipped wings
The sound of our wounded throat …

22
yaad rakkha jaayega
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega  
… will be remembered
All will be remembered, everything will be remembered

23
tum raat1 likho hum chaand2 likheNge
tum jail meN Daalo hum diivaar-phaand3 likheNge  
1.night, oppression 2.moon, sign of love, hope 3.scale the wall, escape
You bring the dark night of oppression, we shine moonlight to dispel
You shut is jail cells, we scale the wall to write the truth

24
tum FIR1 likho hum haiN taiyyaar likheNge
tum humeN qatl2 kar do hum ban ke bhoot likheNge
tumhaare qatl ke saare saboot3 likheNge
tum adaalatoN4 se baiTh kar chuTkule5 likho
hum saRkoN diivaaroN pe insaaf6 likheNge
behre7 bhi sun leN itni zor se boleNge
andhe bhi paRh leN itna saaf8 likheNge    
1.first information report, first allegation/charge 2.killing 3.proof 4.courts 5.jokes 6.justice 7.deaf 8.clear
You charge us with false allegations, we are ready, we will write
You can kill us, our ghosts will rise to write
To give proof our your killing we will write
You sit in your courts and laws that make a joke of freedom write
On streets and walls, justice we will write
Even the deaf will hear such will cry with all our might
Even the blind will read so clearly will we write

25
tum kaala kamal1 likho, hum laal gulaab2 likheNge
tum zameen pe zulm3 likh do, asmaan pe inquilaab4 likkha jaayega  
1.black lotus, symbolic of oppression 2.red rose, symbolic of love 3.oppression 4.revolution, protest
You write oppressive laws, we offer love
You write oppression on earth, we write protest on the sky

26
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega   All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
27
taa-ke1 tumhaare naam par, taa-umr2 laanateN3 bheji jaa sakeN
taa ke tumhaare mujassamoN4 par, kaalikeN poti jaa sakeN
tumhaare naam tumhaare mujassamoN ko
abaad5 rakkha jaayega, sab yaad rakkha jaayega    
1.so that 2.life long 3.vilification 4.statues 5.safe
So that upon your reputation for all time to come vilification can be thrown
So that your statues may be tarred
Your names and your statues
Will be kept safe

28
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega   All will be remembered, everything will be remembered

aamir aziz (1990-living and may he live long) a fiery young poet in dehli.  He writes and recites more in the rapid fire style of rap songs.  His writing and his recitation has become very popular among protestors for human rights in India.  He is listed on the internet as an actor and musician.
1
tum raat1 likho hum chaand2 likheNge
tum jail meN Daalo hum diivaar-phaand3 likheNge

1.night, oppression 2.moon, sign of love, hope 3.scale the wall, escape

You bring the dark night of oppression, we shine moonlight to dispel
You shut is jail cells, we scale the wall to write the truth
2
tum FIR1 likho hum haiN taiyyaar likheNge
tum humeN qatl2 kar do hum ban ke bhoot likheNge
tumhaare qatl ke saare saboot3 likheNge
tum adaalatoN4 se baiTh kar chuTkule5 likho
hum saRkoN diivaaroN pe insaaf6 likheNge
behre7 bhi sun leN itni zor se boleNge
andhe bhi paRh leN itna saaf8 likheNge

1.first information report, first allegation/charge 2.killing 3.proof 4.courts 5.jokes 6.justice 7.deaf 8.clear

You charge us with false allegations, we are ready, we will write
You can kill us, our ghosts will rise to write
To give proof our your killing we will write
You sit in your courts and laws that make a joke of freedom write
On streets and walls, justice we will write
Even the deaf will hear such will cry with all our might
Even the blind will read so clearly will we write
3
tum kaala kamal1 likho, hum laal gulaab2 likheNge
tum zameen pe zulm3 likh do, asmaan pe inquilaab4 likkha jaayega

1.black lotus, symbolic of oppression 2.red rose, symbolic of love 3.oppression 4.revolution, protest

You write oppressive laws, we offer love
You write oppression on earth, we write protest on the sky
4
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega

All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
5
ye nazm kashmir ke naam hai
ye nazm AMU ke naam hai
ye nazm jaam’ia ke naam hai
ye nazm UP ke naam hai
ye nazm JNU ke naam hai, dilli ke naam hai
ye nazm un tamaam jag’hoN ke naam hai
jahaaN raat ke andhere meN zulm Dhaaya jaaye
kaa’eroN1 buzdiloN2 ke dwaara3

1.cowards 2.cowards 3.through, using something

This nazm/poem is a tribute to the struggle of kashmir, aligaRh, jaam’ia, UP, JNU and dehli.  It is dedicated to all those places where in the dark of the night you send cowards to kill.
6
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega

All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
7
tumhaari laaThiyoN aur goliyoN se
jo qatl huwe haiN mere yaar sab
unki yaad meN diloN ko barbaad1 rakkha jaayega

1.hurt, wounded, sorrowful

Your clubs and your bullets
That have killed my comrades all
In their memory will my heart be sorrowful forever
8
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega

All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
9
tum siyaahiyoN1 se jhooTh likhoge, humeN m’aaloom hai
ho hamaare Khoon se hi ho sahi, sach zaruur likkha jaayega

1.dark ink

You will write falsehood with your dark ink, we know
Be it with our blood, the truth will be written
10
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega

All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
11
mobile, telefon, internet bhari dopahar meN band kar ke
sard andheri raat meN poore shahr ko nazarband kar ke
hathoRiyaN le kar daf’atan1 mere ghar meN ghus aana
mera sar, badan, meri muKhtasar2 si zindagi3 ko toR jaana
mere laKht-e-jigar4 ko beech chaurahe pe maar kar
yuN be-andaaz5 jhunD6 meN khaRe ho kar tumhaara muskuraana

1.suddenly, without notice 2.brief, meager 3.life, belongings 4.piece of liver/heart, loved ones 5.nonchalant 6.crowd

Shutting down our phones and internet in broad daylight
Shutting down the whole city with your curfew, in the dark of night
Bursting into my house, without notice hammer in hand
Breaking my body, my head and my meager livelihood
Killing my beloved comrades in the open town square and then
Nonchalant in the crowd, standing and smiling
12
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega

All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
13
din meN meeThi-meeThi baateN karna saamne se
sab kuchh Theek hai har zubaan1 meN tutlaana2
raat hote hi haq3 maang rahe logoN pe
laaThiyaaN chalaana, goliyaaN chalaana
humiN pe hamla4 kar ke, humiN ko hamla-aavar5 bataana

1.language 2.stammer/mis-pronounce 3.justice 4.attack 5.attaker, aggressor

In the day, to our face, you mutter sweet things
Everything is fine, you say, bungling in every language
And in the dark, on those who demand justice
You rain clubs and shoot bullets
You attack us and turn around and call us aggressors
14
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega

All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
15
maiN apni haDDiyoN pe likh ke rakkhuN ga ye saare varedaat1
tum jo maaNgte ho mujh se mere hone ke kaGhazaat2
apni hasti3 ka tumko saboot4 zaruur diya jaayega
ye juNg tumhaari, aaKhri saaNs tak laRa jaayega

1.incidents, (oppressive) actions 2.papers 3.life, character, nature 4.evidence

I will engrave the story of your oppression on my bones
You who ask me to show papers that I exist
We will present evidence of your evil nature
This is a war of your making, we will fight to the last breath
16
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega

All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
17
ye bhi yaad rakkha jaayega kis kis tarah1 se
tum ne vatan ko toRne ki saazisheN2 kiN
ye bhi yaad rakkha jaayega kis kis jatan3 se
hum ne vatan ko joRne ki koshisheN kiN

1.ways, methods 2.schemes, conspiracies 3.effort

This too will be remembered, the number of ways in which
You conspired to divide the homeland
This too will be remembered, with what effort
We tried to put the homeland back together
18
ye bhi yaad rakkha jaayega
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega

This too will be remembered
All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
19
jab kabhi bhi zikr1 aayega jahaaN2 meN taur-e-buzdili3 ka
tumhaara kaam yaad rakkha jaayega
aur jab kabhi bhi zikr aayega jahaaN meN taur-e zindagi4 ka
humaara naam yaad rakkha jaayega
ke kuchh log the jinke iraade5 TooTe nahiN the
lohe ki hathoRiyoN6 se
ke kuchh log the jinke zameer7 bike nahiN the
zardaaroN8 ki kauRiyoN9 se
jaise tumhaare bik gaye haiN!

1.mention 2.world 3.ways of cowardice 4.ways of living 5.determination 6.hammers 7.conscience 8.wealthy 9.coins

Whenever there will be talk in this world of the ways of cowardice
Your deeds will be remembered
Whenever there will be talk in this world of the dignity of living
Our name will be remembered
That there were some whose determination was not broken
By steel hammers
There were some whose conscience was not sold
For a few coins of the wealthy
Like yours have been sold
20
ke kuchh log the jo DaTe1 rahe the
toofaan-e-nooh2 ke guzar3 jaane ke baad tak
kuchh log the jo zinda rahe
apni maut ki Khabar aane ke baad tak

1.stood firm 2.storm/flood of Noah 3.passed

That there was some who stood firm
Until after Noah’s flood passed
There were some who stood living
Even after their death was pronounced
21
bhale1 bhool jaaye falak2 aaNkhoN ko moondna3
bhale bhool jaaye zamiN apni doori pe ghoomna
humare kaTe paroN ki parvaaz4 ko
humaare phaTe galoN5 ki aavaaz ko

1.even if 2.sky 3.shut, close 4.flight 5.throat

Even if the sun and stars of the sky go dark
Even if the earth stops revolging its distance
The flight of our clipped wings
The sound of our wounded throat  …
22
yaad rakkha jaayega
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega

… will be remembered
All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
23
tum raat1 likho hum chaand2 likheNge
tum jail meN Daalo hum diivaar-phaand3 likheNge

1.night, oppression 2.moon, sign of love, hope 3.scale the wall, escape

You bring the dark night of oppression, we shine moonlight to dispel
You shut is jail cells, we scale the wall to write the truth
24
tum FIR1 likho hum haiN taiyyaar likheNge
tum humeN qatl2 kar do hum ban ke bhoot likheNge
tumhaare qatl ke saare saboot3 likheNge
tum adaalatoN4 se baiTh kar chuTkule5 likho
hum saRkoN diivaaroN pe insaaf6 likheNge
behre7 bhi sun leN itni zor se boleNge
andhe bhi paRh leN itna saaf8 likheNge

1.first information report, first allegation/charge 2.killing 3.proof 4.courts 5.jokes 6.justice 7.deaf 8.clear

You charge us with false allegations, we are ready, we will write
You can kill us, our ghosts will rise to write
To give proof our your killing we will write
You sit in your courts and laws that make a joke of freedom write
On streets and walls, justice we will write
Even the deaf will hear such will cry with all our might
Even the blind will read so clearly will we write
25
tum kaala kamal1 likho, hum laal gulaab2 likheNge
tum zameen pe zulm3 likh do, asmaan pe inquilaab4 likkha jaayega

1.black lotus, symbolic of oppression 2.red rose, symbolic of love 3.oppression 4.revolution, protest

You write oppressive laws, we offer love
You write oppression on earth, we write protest on the sky
26
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega

All will be remembered, everything will be remembered
27
taa-ke1 tumhaare naam par, taa-umr2 laanateN3 bheji jaa sakeN
taa ke tumhaare mujassamoN4 par, kaalikeN poti jaa sakeN
tumhaare naam tumhaare mujassamoN ko
abaad5 rakkha jaayega, sab yaad rakkha jaayega

1.so that 2.life long 3.vilification 4.statues 5.safe

So that upon your reputation for all time to come vilification can be thrown
So that your statues may be tarred
Your names and your statues
Will be kept safe
28
sab yaad rakkha jaayega, sab kuchh yaad rakkha jaayega

All will be remembered, everything will be remembered

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3 comments:

  1. Powerful statement! Memorable.
    True anthem of resistance to barbarism in the name Bharat.
    We shall not forget.

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