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IIMC students singing Faiz Ahmad’s ‘hum dekhenge’ at 14,000ft goes viral

The viral clip comes days after the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, reportedly took offence when the poem -- Hum Dekhenge -- was recited by students protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on campus in December.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 7, 2020 1:21:13 pm
Students Sing Faiz's 'Hum Dekhenge' on Top of Mountain, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, who is Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Iqbal Bano, Pakistani poet The video, which was tweeted by user @StuteeMishra along with a caption that read, “Few students of IIMC sang this version of ‘Hum Dekhenge’ at 14000ft. Absolutely stunning!!!

Amid the ongoing dispute at IIT Kanpur, where a panel was formed to inquire a complaint against the recitation of Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s poem ‘Hum Dekhenge’ at the college campus, a video of students, reportedly from IIMC, singing another version of the popular poem on top of a mountain has gone viral on social media.

The video, which was tweeted by user @StuteeMishra along with a caption that read, “Few students of IIMC sang this version of ‘Hum Dekhenge’ at 14000ft. Absolutely stunning!!!

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The viral clip comes days after the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, reportedly took offence when the poem — Hum Dekhenge — was recited by students protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on campus in December.

Watch the video here:

In Faiz’s poem, originally known as Wa-yabqa-wajh-o-rabbik, is a Quranic verse from Surah Rahman meaning, literally, ‘The face of your Lord’ and is popularly known as “Hum Dekhenge”. The poet, who was a communist, penned it down to attack political structures in his quest for revolution. However, it became a universal anthem of protest after it was rendered by singer Iqbal Bano in 1986.

Viewed over 22,000 times, the video has prompted several reactions online with many praising the students.

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