Women in Kashmir
February 2021 Blood red streets A dark sky A women in chains Against heartless oppressors Raising slogans of Freedom and Justice Beaten and bruised Without mercy This is the story of Kashmiri women. Decades passed But the struggle Fresh as ever Like Asiya and Nahida Locked in prison But everyday their passion For freedom grows And Inspires Future generations to fight For their rights. Dear ones They have lost Fathers, sons and husbands Rapes and atrocities They have faced But they are still On the ground fighting Like Sofi and Naseema Standing up to unjust rulers And illegal occupation Of their homeland Despite loosing everything. This fighting for truth They took from Holy women of Karbala The way Zainab(RA) and Sakina(RA) Stood upto Tyrant Yazid Women of Kashmir Are fighting present tyrant And through Their willpower and determination Will be victorious One day. So keep the struggle going Mould yourself In model of Bibi Fatima(RA) No matter the difficulties Or how many lives lost Women in Islam Fought along with men Like Khawla(RA) and Summaiya(RA) When needed So be prepared to fight Against all odds For one day You will succeed My dear women And Kashmir will be A free land. Summiaya Nilofer Kichloo is a student from Kishtwar district of Chenab valley. Besides she is an avid writer and enthusiastic to writing poetry and fiction. Her poetry covers a broad range of ideas, thoughts and philosophies. Currently she is working as a freelance writer & columnist.