Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters reads ‘Sab Yaad Rakha Jayega’ by Amir Aziz

Gorge Roger Waters was captured on camera reading young poet Amir Aziz’s poem ‘Sab Yaad Rakha’ at an event in London

Roger Waters (Screen grab from the video)
Roger Waters (Screen grab from the video)

NH Web Desk

There has been a spurt in the poetry of protest amid the turbulent present socio-political phase when the youth of the country has been witnessing protests against contentious Citizenship Amendment Law and deeply disturbing violence in Jamia Milia Islamia, JNU and other central universities. Amir Aziz is one such young and upcoming poet whose poems particularly two poems of protest- ‘Mein Inkar Karta Hun’ and Sab Yaad Rakha Jayega’ have almost become the anthem for political protest across the country.

Gorge Roger Waters, a famous songwriter and composer based in London and Co-founder of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd was captured on camera reading young poet Amir Aziz’s poem ‘Sab Yaad Rakha Jayega!’.

In a video which was shared on social media, Roger Waters can be seen referring to Amir Aziz as a young poet who is fighting against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his fascist and racist Citizenship law.

Waters recited the English version of Aziz’s poem which read as:

Everything will be remembered.
Killers, we will become ghosts
and write off your killings,
with all the evidence.

You write jokes in courts,
we will write justice on the walls.
We will speak so loudly that
even Death will hear.

We will write so clearly that
even the blind will read.
You write injustice on the earth,
We will write revolution in the sky.

Musician Roger Waters was at an event in London demanding the release of jailed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. You can hear Amir Aziz reciting his poem in Hindustani here:

The original poem was released on YouTube on January 11, 2020, amid the massive nationwide protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and was highly appreciated and loved by young protesters and netizens across the country.

Pink Floyd was an English rock band which goes long back in 1965, Including Gorge Roger Waters David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Bob Klose, Richard Wright and Syd Barrett as the members of the band.

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Published: 27 Feb 2020, 1:59 PM