Calling Faiz’s poem anti-national is absurd and funny: Javed Akhtar

It is not “sad” but “funny” to call Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s “Hum Dekhenge” anti-Hindu, his daughter said. She asserted that her father’s words will always speak to those who need to express themselves.

Asked about IIT-Kanpur forming a committee to inquire into a complaint against the recitation of ”Hum Dekhenge” on campus by students to protest against the Citizenship Act, Saleema Hashmi said she is not worried about the controversy as it may ultimately lead to the poet’s words seducing those who are critical of the poem.

In an exclusive interview with news agency PTI, Ms Hashmi said, “A group of people investigating the poem’s message is nothing to be sad about, it is very funny. Let’s look at in another way, they may end up getting interested in Urdu poetry and it’s metaphors. Never underestimate the power of Faiz.”

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उर्दू शायर फैज अहमद फैज की बेटी बोलीं, ‘हम देखेंगे..’ को हिंदू विरोधी कहना हास्यास्पद

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