Amid the ongoing protests against Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the country, writer-comedian Varun Grover took to Twitter to express his opinion on the subject and extend his support to the protesters.
Captioned, “हम काग़ज़ नहीं दिखाएँगे। (We will not show the papers),” Grover tweeted a video of himself reciting a poem inspired by the “spirit of every protester and India-lover” and credited Indian lyricist Rahat Indori and the Bangla slogans
Some verses from the poem are: “Dictators will come and go. The NRC papers, we won’t show. You blind us with tear gas, you poison our waters. That our love will sweeten And we’ll drink it all in a go.”
Watch the video 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
Viewed over two lakh times, the viral video has won praise from many including prominent personalities such as Shashi Tharoor and Sitaram Yechury.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 21, 2019
— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) December 21, 2019
— Ayasmita kar (@meera_kar) December 22, 2019
— Deepak Garg (@deep_filmmaker) December 22, 2019
The soundtrack of a generation. https://t.co/JSBkYtwVIB
— Nagarjun / നാഗാർജ്ജുൻ (@knagarjun) December 22, 2019
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