From Afzal, to Kashmir


By Mahi Farxana Munshi

I walked above the dusty roads.
The untrodden ways in the morning.

The blood was dripping down from the sore skies.
I knew it was going to end the air in my lungs.

The curve on my lips just broadened more.
The echo of the eternal bliss was calling my name.

Just one wish was deep down inside.
To be next to my kins who would wail, long when I will be gone.

My return to the mighty one was decided,
but this tyrannical way I didn’t know.

Tell them what they can bend is not my spirit.
Even when I die, I will hang above the level of your land.

I will stand higher than you.
I will be the exalted like the name I have.

People of my land let you not get disheartened.
I will shine in the sky of freedom.

I will live in the ink of scholars.
In the sword of warriors.

In the eyes of the mothers.
In the hearts of the sisters.

In the jewel of the wives.
In the strength of the brothers.

In the soul of the fathers.
One day when the dusk of slaughter will be washed by the dawn of freedom.

I will breathe again with you.
I will live in the untangled tress of love.

The Kashmir Walla needs you, urgently. Only you can do it.

We have always come to you for help: The Kashmir Walla is battling at multiple fronts — and if you don’t act now, it would be too late. 2020 was a year like no other and we walked into it already battered. The freedom of the press in Kashmir was touching new lows as the entire population was gradually coming out of one of the longest communication blackouts in the world.

We are not a big organization. A few thousand rupees from each one of you would make a huge difference.

The Kashmir Walla plans to extensively and honestly cover — break, report, and analyze — everything that matters to you. You can help us.

Choose a plan as per your location