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Kashmir – The Bleeding Paradise

I Come from a place called Heaven on earth,
Where mothers mourn after giving birth,
‘Cause they know what lies in the fate of their child
Either they will be killed or will become pellet blind
We believed in you as a good neighbor
But you turned every individual of this nation into a bereaver
Kashmir is NOW called a bleeding paradise
Tired of your fake Promises and Lies
We lost our childhood to this illegal Occupation
We have had enough of you, and your “Integral Part of your Nation”
My heart aches when I hear the cries
When each day a couple of us dies
You harass our sisters, you kill our brothers
You gift us with broken families and silently dying fathers
Disappeared men and tortured families
Don’t know whether to Wait for them, or to fulfill their funeral formalities
You defined a new term for us, and lo!
You termed the wives of the disappeared as half widow
Oh, Wait! Is that an unmarked mass-grave,
And for this act of yours, your country men call you brave
We know your ways to kill and your torture centers
We still remember those gang rapes and fake encounters
Cause what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
We know freedom wont come soon, but it wont take much longer
And Kashmir will Rise Again, Like a blooming Flower
It will be our place, our happy home, Where no one will ever Suffer.
©Liah (Irtiqa)


I’m Liah Qureshi ( My real name is Irtiqa Qureshi, I go with Liah as my pen name). Im a girl in my 20 somethings, trying my bit to make this world a better place to live in. I am a Journalist and a stick-to-radio person. I write sometimes when I think my writings can make some productive change. Apart from being a Journo and a radio freak, I work as a freelance Voice Artist, a Counselor, a Blogger, a YouTuber (this happens just sometimes and that too randomly plus i don't have a fan base or something like that on YouTube :P ), Social Activist and an Emcee too (all on an individual level). I love to study Psychology in my free time(If ever I get some). And I am Loving my Life. You can Check out my Social Media links given on this page.

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