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Bakht Arif, from Pakistan, sings Zinda Lash for Patronizing Indian Politicians (No, Don’t Listen to Honey Singh)

December 26, 2012

UPDATED : December 28, 2012

Don’t be a zombie. Never be a Zinda Lash.

No. Don’t Listen to Honey Singh talking about what he wants to do to the bodies of young women.

No. Don’t listen to Sushma Swaraj of the BJP talking about what she thinks is the zinda lash when she talks about the body of a young woman.

No. Don’t listen to the son of a president Abhijit Mukherjee  of the Congress talking about denting and painting the body of a young woman.

No. Don’t listen to Anisur Rahman of the CPI(M) talking about ‘hala-fala’ girls and setting a rate to the body of Mamata Bannerjee and any young woman.

No. Don’t listen to Mamata Bannerjee  of the TMC, chief minister of West Bengal talking about the motives that determine the movement of the body of a young woman.

No. Don’t listen to Botsa Satyanarayana of the Congress talking about when the body of a young woman should be moving about and when it should be still.

No. Don’t listen to Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India,  asking ‘theek hai’ after talking about a young woman.

No. Don’t listen to Madam Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s silence about a young woman.

No. Don’t listen to the Delhi Police Chief’s lies about young women and men.

No. Don’t listen to General V.K. Singh, a former army chief, who talks about young women in Delhi and was silent about young women in Kashmir and Manipur when his soldiers went a raping.

No. Don’t listen to Baba Ramedev when he talks about how to make young women fairer and comelier and homelier.

No. Don’t listen to the news anchors of Lutyens Delhi who can’t look beyond the young women of the capital.

Listen to Haze Kay, from Kashmir, this side of the Line of Control. And now. Listen to Bakht Arif, from Pakistan, from that side of the international border. She sings for all the Zinda Lash, here, there and everywhere.

Thanks to the Cranberries, Bakht Arif and the Internet.

Never be a zombie. Never be Zinda Lash.


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10 Comments leave one →
  1. William Worringer permalink
    December 27, 2012 10:19 PM

    And don’t let the Sangh perform slaughter pornography during their significant political acts, riots.
    And don’t forget that it happened, to pregnant women, to nuns, to children.
    And don’t forget the never ending de-Nazification of Germany (may it never stop). And don’t let tthings come to such a pass that it happen to future generations of India.

    • December 28, 2012 9:40 AM

      And NO, NO, NO to the moron, the S.O.P (son of a president, sign of a pervert) Abhijit Mukherjee, for telling young women his thoughts on automobile repair.

  2. Prachi permalink
    December 28, 2012 1:36 AM

    I want to thank Kafila and all the revered authors here for being such consistent source of motivation and inspiration towards knowledge and carving out our own ways to freedom. Your words remain with me all the time. Your debates make me question and think. Thank you.

  3. December 28, 2012 8:10 AM

    This is how we, on both sides of the border, should support each other with ONE VOICE, against our common enemies, first on the list being crimes against women.

  4. Suhail permalink
    December 31, 2012 1:12 AM

    Is the text of this post by Bakht Arif or Shuddhabrata Sengupta?

    • January 5, 2013 9:54 PM

      the song in the video is by Bakht Arif, translating and extending in Urdu, the original version sung by the Cranberries. The text in the post is by Shuddhabrata Sengupta

  5. January 1, 2013 1:11 PM

    Brilliant, simply brilliant….please do keep updating!


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