They choose to express their hate with guns and goons. You, me, we, draped in bindi burqa hijaab choodi will choose to fight that hate with poems and love.
When I said aayega inquilab pehenke choodiyan burqa hijab, I wanted every single woman who is our saathi in this fight for what is right to know that they(the ones in power) might tell you your fight, your decisions are not your own and you’re supposed to stay home just because you’re a woman but this couplet might help every single woman remember that when they see us out there in open voicing our opinions, leading this fight, they tremble in their fancy headquarters of power, quilts and robes dyed in saffrons and greens of patriarchy.
Watch my poem.
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(Note: The poem has been republished with due permission from the author. The pretext to the poem has also been provided by the author)