india-muslims

Miya main kaisa Musalman hain?
I am that Musalman who is being asked
again and again
again and again
if i am from Pakistan
when I say
My name is Ajmal

I am that Musalman
for whom it doesn’t make a difference
if i am a Khoja, Bohra Sunni or a Shiya
But during frisking
if my name is asked
I say my name is Ajmal
then they ask
If i am from Pakisthan

I am that Musalman
their bodies are yet to be found in Gujarat
I am that Musalman
who were burned
In Bhiwandi
In Moradabad
In Bhagalpur
In Bombay
In Gujarat
In Muzaffarnagar
In Kokrajhar
and many more

I am that Musalman
his name is Afasal Guru
I am that Musalman
his name is Yaqub Memon
I am that Musalman
his name is Muhammed Aqklaq
I am that Musalman
her name is Ishrat Jahan
I am that Musalman
his name Najeeb Ahmed
I am that Musalman
his name is Abdul Nazar Madani

I am that Musalman
who will be acquitted just before he die
or see no light even after death
I am that Musalman
who is outnumbered in your jails
I am that Musalman
who is killed in fake encounters
I am that Musalman
who kill his life as an under trial

I am that Musalman numberses
which appear in the reports of Sachar
I am that Musalman percentage
that you get scared of in census
I am that Muslim women
who is shown as birthrates in your tables
I am that Musalman
who is unemployed
I am that Musalman
who is illiterate
I am that Musalman
who is poor and hungry

I am that Musalman
who you think is a vote bank
I am that Musalman
who you think is dirty
I am that Musalman
who eat beef
i am that Musalman
who is Love jihadi
I am that Musalman
who you think is fanatic
I am that Musalman
who you think is a terrorists

Miya main kaisa Musalman hain?
I am that Musalman
who is forced to sing Vande Mataram
I am that Musalman who has to celebrate
Sreekrishna jayanthi
I am that Musalman who will hold the tricolour
in order to be a Hinustani
I am that Musalman who is being asked
again and again
if i am a Pakisthani
I am that Musalman who is made to think
I am an Hindusthani Musalman
Or constantly being threatened
will be sent to Pakisthan.

Ajmal Khan A T is a poet


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One Comment

  1. K SHESHU BABU says:

    … that muslaman
    Who suffers oppression
    Like other dalits and adivasis
    In bastar or jharkhand forests
    From state terrorism ….

    That muslaman who fights for
    Human rights like M T Khan of Hyderabad
    Or, Asghar Engineer of bohra community