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Jinhe Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahan Hai

india under devils The other day while browsing the net, I chanced upon a very nice song by Rabbi Shergill, which touched my heart in a way no other song ever did. This song, called “Bilqis”, was released in the year 2008. It took words from Gurudutt’s movie Pyaasa (1957) and gave it a contemporary context. Though we generally don’t cover songs on Knowledge Hub, this one is so apt to the present state of our country that I decided to share it.

I have attached the lyrics of the song below the video. After listening to the song, you might also want to know the stories of the people mentioned in the song (yes, they were real people). So, I have provided brief information about them too.

“Bilqis” Video


Lyrics of the Song “Bilqis”

Mera naam Bilqis Yakub Rasool
Mujhse hui bas ek hi bhool
Ki jab dhhundhhte thhe vo Ram ko
To main khadi thhi raah mein

Pehle ek ne puchha na mujhe kuchh pata thha
Dujey ko bhi mera yehi javab thha
Fir itno ne puchha ki mera ab saval hai

Jinhe naaz hai hind par vo kahan the
Jinhe naaz hai vo kahan hain

Mera naam Shrimaan Satyendra Dubey
Jo kehna thha vo keh chukey
Ab padhey hain rah mein
Dil mein liye ek goli

Bas itna kasoor ki hamne likha thaa
Vo sach jo har kisi ki zuban thaa
Par sach yahan ho jatey hain zehreelay

Jinhe naaz hai hind par vo kahan the
Jinhe naaz hai vo kahan hain

Mujhe kehte hain anna Manjunath
Maine dekhi bhatakti ek laash
Zamir ki beech sarhak Lakhimpur Kheri

Adarsh phasa jahan naaron mein
Aur chor bharey darbaron mein
Vahan maut akhlaq ki hai ik khabar baasi

Jinhe naaz hai hind par vo kahan the
Jinhe naaz hai vo kahan hain

Mazha naam hai Navleen Kumar
Unnees june unnees bar
Unnees unnees unnees unnees
Unnees baar

Unnees unnees unnees unnees
Unnees unnees unnees unnees
Unnees unnees unnees unnees
Unnees baar

Looto dehaat kholo bazaar
Nallasopara aur Virar
Chheeno zameen hamse
Bhejo hamein pataal

Jinhe naaz hai hind par vo kahan the
Jinhe naaz hai vo kahan hain

About the People Mentioned in the Song

Bilquis Yakub Rasool

Godhra-Riots Bilqis Yaqub Rasool and her family was attacked by a local mob during the Godhra riots of 2002. Rasool watched as the mob smashed her three-year old daughter with a stone, killing her instantly. Then Rasool, who was five months pregnant, was raped by three assailants and left for dead. When she regained consciousness, all her relatives had been massacred. [Link]

Despite the fact that Bilqis Yakoob Rasool named the rapists and murderers, the police closed the investigation stating they could not find out who the rapists and murderers.

Satyendra Dubey

satyandra_dubey Satyendra Dubey, a B.Tech passout from IIT Kanpur, was a project director at the National Highways Authority of India.

Seeing the high-level corruption within the NHAI, Satyendra Dubey wrote directly to the then Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, giving details of the corruption in a highway construction project. While the letter was not signed, he attached a separate bio-data so that the matter would be taken more seriously. Despite a direct request that his identity be kept secret and despite the letter’s sensitive content, accusing some of Dubey’s superiors, the letter along with the bio-data was forwarded immediately to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Soon afterwards, 30-year-old Sri Satyendra Dubey was murdered. [Link]

Shanmugam Manjunath

Shanmugam Manjunath Shanmugam Manjunath, 27-year-old IIM-Lucknow pass-out, was a marketing manager in IOCL. He was murdered in 2005 for sealing a corrupt petrol station in UP. [Link]

Navleen Kumar

navleen-kumar Navleen Kumar was a human rights activist in Maharashtra. She was fighting the land mafia of Thane district in Maharasthra to protect and restore the lands of the ‘Adivasis’. On the morning of June 19, 2002, 54-year-old Navleen Kumar was brutally stabbed 19 times, which led to her death. [Link]


Did you like this song? Did it left you thinking? Don’t let that thought die- now is the time to do something for our country. For the start, you can support the Lokpal Bill to fight corruption.

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10 Responses to Jinhe Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahan Hai

  1. Mithun John Jacob April 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    Excellent & emotive writing. Keep the good spirits flying!

  2. Aditya Kane April 19, 2011 at 5:05 am #

    Thanks for sharing this info, I am from Pune and atleast every 6 months or so, some RTI activist has been killed. Its time to not let such people's work go to waste and support the Lokpal bill.

  3. womens wedding bands April 19, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    What a beautiful song that was! I'm glad that people are recognizing people who had struggle with corruption and evil. Now I don' t know the translation into english but I can understand by looking at the sorrow of the singer and hearing the stories. I fully support the Lokpal bill.

  4. transitive April 20, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    its so eccentric man.great spirit keep writting and sharing

  5. online shops June 20, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    pretty nice song you have mentioned and it is really bad that these incidents still occur in modern days

  6. jane0018 August 30, 2011 at 2:52 am #

    I impressed to read your article. I love the thought which you share in your post. Thanks!

  7. ankit September 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    awesome song and awesome details too
    i heard this song few dayz back and from then keep listening

  8. dhawal arora February 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    i just listened it and its an amazing song……
    but these things are still going on in our country…..
    and we all should try to help evil go out from this country……

  9. Riyaz N Patrawala April 7, 2012 at 5:19 am #

    The song of Gurudatt’s movie Pyaasa (Jeene Naaz hai Hind pe woh kahanmhai) at that time government wanted to ban song as it was rightly said by the writer of song, because after Independent no change for the common man has come that time of song of Pyaasa nor today. Bilqis is the same awareness song like Movie Pyass, BUT SOME PART IS EFFECTED TREATMENT CAN BE DONE IF WHOLE BODY IS ROTTED THEN? This is Mera Bharat what is treatment, effort with song Bilqis should create JAAGO RE MERE BHARAT WASI. iT IS HIGH TIME., NOW OR NEVER


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