Iqbal Bano : When Music Changed the course of a Nation

Iqbal bano
The year was 1985, the Dictator of pakistan General Zia-ul-haq took every measure to not let any public uprising grow.
And to check that he even banned revolutionary #poems of #faiz.
Even wearing Sari was not considered good by the authorities.Then came that lady in Lahore in an auditorium full of people(even the gates and stairs were full) in an event organised to mark the birth anniversary of faiz (administration gave the permission after much difficulty).The lady was determined to stand against the#DespoticRegime that day, she came clad in Sari which was enough to draw ire of administration.

And then she took the mike and in her divine voice started signing faiz’s poem “lazim hai ki hum bhi dekhenge”, the song was enough to give goosebumps to the mass and they started signing with her.

Administration responded quickly and the #lights were#switchedOFF, Mike was #disconnected. The hall was completely dark now, but she kept signing as if her whole life now depended on completing that song. The crowd stood and kept signing with her.

This single act of braveness brought new light of freedom and hope in oppressed Pakistan and installed fear in the #regime.

The Singer was Iqbal Bano. She was later banned from singing anywhere in Pakistan, but that one song was enough to inspire the mass to walk ahead and stand against the despotic rule.

Iqbal bano was an Indian, married to a pakistani in 1952.

Today is Iqbal bano’s death anniversary, we at YR hereby pay tribute that legend.

P.S : Here is that poem she sang ,

Hum dekhenge
Lazim hai ke hum bhi dekhenge
Woh din ke jis ka waada hai
Jo loh-e-azl pe likha hai
Hum dekhenge

Jab zulm-o-sitam ke koh-e-garaan
Rui ki tarah ud jayenge
Hum mehkumoon ke paun tale
Yeh dharti dhad dhad dhadkagi
Aur ehl-e-hukum ke sar upar
Jab bijli kad kad kadkegi
Hum dekhenge

Jab arz-e-khuda ke Kabe se
Sab but uthwaye jayenge
Hum ahl-e-safa mardood-e-haram
Masnad pe bithaye jayenge
Sab taaj uchale jayenge
Sab takht giraye jayenge

Bas naam rahega Allah ka
Jo ghayab bhi hai hazir bhi
Jo nazir bhi hai manzar bhi
Uthega analhaq ka naara
Jo main bhi hoon aur tum bhi ho
Aur raaj karegi khalq-e-khuda
Jo main bhi hoon aur tum bhi ho

Hum dekhenge
Lazim hai ke hum bhi dekhenge
Hum dekhenge.

Video link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxtgsq5oVy4

About Prashant Sagar

The RIGHT was never right.There was nothing left in the LEFT. Thus here is a boy opening the gift boxes of horizons in search of a new ideology.

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