RJ Sayema Explains – and Sings – Faiz’s Hum Dekhenge | The Wire

Radio Mirchi's RJ Sayema translates and explains Faiz Ahmed Faiz's poem Hum Dekhenge in this video. The poem, 'Hum dekhenge', which has grown into a protest staple with a tune of its own, was sung at a December 17 march organised in solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia, upon whom police had unleashed violence on December 15. The poem was also recited at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur which later snowballed into a controversy big enough for the institution to form a panel to decide whether the spirit of the poem is ‘anti-Hindu’.

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