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Poem: India today

(dated 21st century)

boy with blonde hair
girl in mini skirt
men who love men
women who defy

busy market
lonely mill
khap panchayat
supreme court

colonial laws
draconian views
unless you conform
atrocities continue

dare you speak
if you’re weak
“not enough numbers”
“not many members”

largest democracy
highest hypocrisy

Dedicated to Nido Tania, a 20 year old student from Arunachal Pradesh, India who died after being harassed and beaten up for his “blonde hair” at a market place in Delhi, India


Image: Justice for Nido Tania FB page

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