Listen to a poem banned by the British for exposing Police atrocities

In 1921, the British Government banned and confiscated a poem written by an unknown freedom fighter whose pen name was ‘Noor’. In the aftermath of Rowlatt Satyagraha, Non-cooperation and Khilafat Movement this poem asks the policemen that what morality they have to attack their own countrymen on the orders of the British. He asks if a salary is more important than humanity. The poem opens with a powerful couplet:
Aey police waalo sitam karna sataana chodh do

Bhaaiyo ke halaq par khanjar chalana chodh do

Listen and appreciate the fact that how much mighty British empire was afraid of pen.


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Saquib Salim

Saquib Salim is a well known historian under whose supervision various museums (Red Fort, National Library, IFFI, Jallianwala Bagh etc.) were researched. To his credit Mr. Salim has more than 400 published articles on history, politics, culture and literature in English and Hindi. Before pursuing his research and masters in modern Indian History from JNU, he was an electrical engineering student at AMU. Presently, he works as a freelance/ independent history researcher, writer and manages the website heritagetimes.in

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