UPDATED : December 28, 2012
Don’t be a zombie. Never be a Zinda Lash.
No. Don’t Listen to Honey Singh talking about what he wants to do to the bodies of young women.
No. Don’t listen to Sushma Swaraj of the BJP talking about what she thinks is the zinda lash when she talks about the body of a young woman.
No. Don’t listen to the son of a president Abhijit Mukherjee of the Congress talking about denting and painting the body of a young woman.
No. Don’t listen to Anisur Rahman of the CPI(M) talking about ‘hala-fala’ girls and setting a rate to the body of Mamata Bannerjee and any young woman.
No. Don’t listen to Mamata Bannerjee of the TMC, chief minister of West Bengal talking about the motives that determine the movement of the body of a young woman.
No. Don’t listen to Botsa Satyanarayana of the Congress talking about when the body of a young woman should be moving about and when it should be still.
No. Don’t listen to Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, asking ‘theek hai’ after talking about a young woman.
No. Don’t listen to Madam Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s silence about a young woman.
No. Don’t listen to the Delhi Police Chief’s lies about young women and men.
No. Don’t listen to General V.K. Singh, a former army chief, who talks about young women in Delhi and was silent about young women in Kashmir and Manipur when his soldiers went a raping.
No. Don’t listen to Baba Ramedev when he talks about how to make young women fairer and comelier and homelier.
No. Don’t listen to the news anchors of Lutyens Delhi who can’t look beyond the young women of the capital.
Listen to Haze Kay, from Kashmir, this side of the Line of Control. And now. Listen to Bakht Arif, from Pakistan, from that side of the international border. She sings for all the Zinda Lash, here, there and everywhere.
Thanks to the Cranberries, Bakht Arif and the Internet.
Never be a zombie. Never be Zinda Lash.
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- How the God of Death Changed His Mind: Images from the Protest Against Rape at Jantar Mantar
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- How not to think about violence against women: Noopur Tiwari
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