Imran Khan shares Roger Waters’ video reading Indian Muslim’s poetry during protest in London
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has called world’s attention towards persecution of Muslims in India saying that when a legendary musician cum peace activist as great as Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters start taking notice of a massacre then the world should also stand up and do so.
“Everything will be remembered, everything recorded”, Waters read during a protest in London. The poem ‘Sab Yaad Rakha Jayega’ is written by an engineering student of Delhi Aamir Aziz against India’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, which subjugates Muslims in the country. While, the English singer was attending protest demanding release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who was arrested by the UK in April 2019.
Video of the 76-year-old singer reciting English translation of the popular poem is doing rounds on social media. Introducing the young poet, he said he was fighting against Modi and his fascist and racist citizenship law.
“This is a young man none of us know, his name is Aamir Aziz. He is a young poet and activist in Delhi. He is involved in the fight against Modi and his fascist, racist citizenship law. I will read a little bit from one of his poems,” he said before starting the recitation.
EVERYTHING WILL BE REMEMBERED
Kill us, we will become ghosts, And write of your killings, with all the evidence;
You write jokes in court, We will write ‘justice’ on the walls;
We will speak so loudly that even the deaf will hear,
We will write so clearly that even the blind will read;
You write injustice on the earth, We will write revolution in the sky;
Everything will be remembered, everything recorded,” he recited from the poem.