Farhan Akhtar writes a touching Poem On Delhi Gang Rape

Farhan Akhtar 150x150 Farhan Akhtar writes a touching Poem On Delhi Gang RapeThe people of the country are trying to show their support for the victim and protest against the crime against women in India.

The Hindi film industry has same feeling as we saw in past couple of days, from Salman Khan to Kareena Kapoor and Shahrukh Khan to actress-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan, everyone is worried and want quick justice on such cases.

Now, actor-director-producer-singer, Farhan Akhtar, son of legendary poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar, was shocked and he wrote a poetry on the brutal Delhi gang rape of a 23-year old student.

The actor selected his poetry to express his feeling his deep hurt, anguish and a sense of helplessness at the horrifying situation, and state of affairs in India.

The poem is as below, he put hard hitting question about our attitude and belief systems.

What is this country that I live in?

With no equality

And the quality of life

Differs from husband to wife

Boy to girl, brother to sister

Hey Mister, are you the same?

Contributing to the national shame

Replacing your mothers

With the bent ideology of another’s perception that women have a particular role in society

Fills my heart with anxiety

Where is all of this going?

What will emerge from these seeds that we’re sowing?

It makes my head spin

But I’m not giving in

Will keep asking the question

What is this country that I live in? What is this country that I live in?

That takes away her right to love

Brutalizes her with an iron glove

Rapes her without fear of there being justice for her tear

We’ve demeaned our goddesses

Gone back on all our promises

Become a gender distorted nation

Given our conscience a permanent vacation what do I tell my daughter?

That she’s growing up to be lamb for the slaughter we’ve got to make a change

Reboot, reformat, rearrange, and never give in no matter how much your head may spin

Just keep asking the question

What is this country that I live in?

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