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Kargil Vijay Diwas: A Poem Against ‘Jung’ by Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee wasn't only a politician. He was a man with command over poetry and oratory.

In this episode of Urdunama, we turn to his words that echo against wars – his poem, 'Jung Na Hone Denge'.

On Kargil Vijay Diwas, watch the video of Urdunama's Fabeha Syed reciting the iconic poem:

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Hum jung na hone denge

Vishva-shanti ke hum saadhak hain jung na hone denge

Kabhi na kheton mein phir khooni khaad phalegi

Khaliyanon mein nahin maut ki fasl khulegi

Aasman phir kabhi na angaare uglega

Atom se Nagasaki phir nahin jalega

Yuddh-vihin vishv ka sapna bhang na hone denge

Jung na hone denge

Hathiyaron ke dheron par jin ka hai dera

Munh mein shanti baghal mein bam dhoke ka phera

Kafan bechne valon se keh do chilla kar

Duniya jaan gai hai un ka asli chehra

Kamyab ho un ki chaalein dhang na hone denge

Jung na hone denge

Humein chaahiye shanti zindagi hum ko pyari

Humein chaahiye shanti srijan ki hai tayyari

Hum ne chhedi jung bhookh se beemari se

Aage aa kar haath bataaye duniya saari

Hari-bhari dharti ko khooni rang na lene denge

Jung na hone denge

Bharat-Pakistan padosi saath-saath rahna hai

Pyaar karein ya vaar karein donon ko hi sahna hai

teen baar lad chuke ladaai kitna mehnga sauda

Roosi bam ho ya Amreeki khoon ek behna hai

Jo hum par guzri bachchon ke sang na hone denge

Jung na hone denge

(This piece was first published on 26 July 2021. It is being republished from The Quint's archives on the death anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee)

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