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With ‘Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna’ on their lips, Lahore students’ protest at Faiz Festival goes viral

The video, which has been tweeted by a journalist, shows students "demanding freedom, freedom to read and freedom to choose their partner" during the literary festival.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 18, 2019 10:57:20 pm
Faiz Festival, student protest Faiz Festival, Lahore student protest, Sarfaroshi kī Tamanna, trending, indian express, indian express news A video of a group of students singing the song ‘Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna’ has gone viral on social media.

Even as the Faiz Literary Festival concluded in Pakistan’s Lahore on Sunday, a video of a group of students singing the song ‘Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna’ and urging people to join their solidarity march on November 29 has gone viral.

The video, which has been tweeted by a journalist, shows students “demanding freedom, freedom to read and freedom to choose their partner” during the literary festival held in memory of the birth anniversary of the poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

Viewed over four lakh times, the viral clip shows a woman narrating the important verses of the poem as the crowd gathered around her chant and clap with approval.

Watch the video here:

The festival is aimed to highlight the revolutionary poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

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