Varun Grover condemns CAA, atrocities against protestors with a poem titled 'Kaagaz Nahi Dikhayenge'
Varun Grover credits eminent poet 'Rahat Indori and Bangla slogans' for his poem against CAA and NRC
Amid the ongoing nationwide protests over the newly amended citizenship law, comedian and lyricist Varun Grover has shared a poem encapsulating the country's political environment. The poem, says its writer, is ‘inspired by the spirit of every protester and India-lover’.
In the video, he asserts “Kaagaz Nahi Dikhayenge” (subtitled, “the NRC papers, we won’t show”). He also credits eminent poet 'Rahat Indori and Bangla slogans' for his poem.
Check out Grover's poem here
"हम काग़ज़ नहीं दिखाएँगे।"
Inspired by the spirit of every protestor and India-lover. With hat-tips to Rahat Indori saab and the Bangla slogans.
(There is no copyright on these words - feel free to use them, adapt, sing, modify, create.) pic.twitter.com/bJZULAAvR8
— वरुण (@varungrover) December 21, 2019
Twitter users promptly responded to Grover’s poem in a positive manner. Political leaders such as Sitaram Yechury and Shashi Tharoor, also took to Twitter to share and termed it as an “anthem” against the proposed NRC.
Thank you @varungrover, for giving India this brilliant anthem to resist this anti-people government and its draconian moves on CAA and NRC. https://t.co/5PMaKrgTvX — Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) December 21, 2019
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 21, 2019
Reminded me of how Percy Shelley had famously claimed that poets were the unacknowledged legislators of the world. Thank you for writing this Varun.✊🏾 #HumKagazNahinDikhayenge — Vidya (@VidyaKrishnan) December 22, 2019
Grover, who has been vocal about his criticism of the government and its policies, recently shared a satirical news commentary show, Bharat Ek Mauj (loosely translated as India is a joke). Sharing the podium with fellow comedian Sanjay Rajoura, the duo discuss Prime Minister Narendra Modi's various statements, including that arsonists can be "identified by their clothes," Congress is spreading lies about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Amit Shah's "More the mud of violence, more the lotus will bloom."
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