When Patriarchy kisses Fascism,
Saffron horns race to her!
She becomes prey for the “Holy Cow”!
Womb awaiting the flashing lights of the labor room
met the flashing swords of ‘Brahmanism’!
Burkha cried to be buried but was burned,
Diaper cried to be cleaned but was draped in white!
Menarche being looted by bloodshed,
Nuptial chain and widowhood being cut half!
Waiting on the deathbed for children’s bail!
Defying the clerics for clenching fist
with rosy cheeks from pellet marks
And menstruating in jail without bail and trial!
She’s a Muslim in Brahmanical Hindutva India!
_ Rejaz M Sheeba Sydeek

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