Uri attacks: Poem by Himachal constable goes viral, social media users link poem to VHP


A video of a patriotic poem penned and recited by a head constable of Himachal Pradesh police has gone viral on the social media.

It was uploaded by Head Constable Manoj Kumar on ‘Kargil Day’ (July 26) but it went viral in the aftermath of the Uri terrorist attack yesterday.

The video is being shared by thousands of people on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social networking websites and the family members of Manoj, who is currently posted at Kinnaur, came to know about it from others.

The 130-second video with Manoj reciting the poem was shot on a bus carrying police personnel.

The video sends a warning to Pakistan that any “misadventure” would “wipe it out from the world map”.

It says, “abki yudh hua to Kashmir to rahega par Pakistan nahin hoga” (if there is another war, Kashmir will survive but Pakistan won’t) and “hum Pakistan ke bomb se nahin, Tashkent aur Shimla samjhauton se darte hain” (We are not scared of Pakistan’s bombs but of Tashkant and Shimla pacts) and reminds Pakistan of its defeats in the hands of the Indian army in 1965, 1971 and 1999.

“Remember the 90,000 prisoners of the 1965 war and the favour of Indira (Gandhi),” the poem says and warns, “There would be India on both sides of the Indus river and the Indian flag would fly over Islamabad.”

While his video has now gone viral on social media users have been quick to upload another video recorded by Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s Sadhvi Saraswati.

Saraswati had reportedly recited the same poem in March 2014. In the full poem, Saraswati (below) can be seen addressing members of Muslim community disparagingly by calling them ‘mullos.’

Saraswati, a teenager VHP speaker, has been a very controversial person.

In March last year,a case was slapped against her, who was the star speaker at the Hindu Samajotsava held here on March 1 for allegedly disturbing communal harmony through her provocative utterances.

She was booked under Sections 153(A) of IPC based on a complaint from Suresh Bhat Bakrabail, Dakshina Kannada District President of Komu Souharda Vedike, an organisation that professes by communal harmony.