Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Nirbhaya - The Fearless Fighter

 'Nirbhaya'- the name given to that 23yr old who was gang raped and tortured in a way that is far beyond anyone's imagination. This young woman was a fighter in true sense. Despite having her vital organs failed she showed determination to get back. She wanted to live. She wanted to walk again. 

As the year ends, I can hardly think of anything else than that young woman's horrifying experience!
Although, it is impossible to reflect what she must have felt. Here is my sincere attempt in bringing to you a tale of the fearless: Nirbhaya.

भय से कहीं दूर : निर्भया 

वोह भी एक ऐसा दिन था,
मेरी किस्मत का फैसला था।

शायद लकीरों में यही लिखा था,
शायद कुदरत का यही फैसला था।

चढ़ी मैं ऐसी बस मैं ,
जिसका ठिकाना मेरी मंजिल से कहीं मीलों दूर था।

कुछ अजीब सा लगने लगा,
जब अजनबी चहरों ने मेरी ऒर नज़रों को टिकाया। 

छे (6) शैतानों ने मुझे घेर लिया,
मेरे आंचल को कस के दबोच लिया।

धीरे धीरे मुझे कुरेते गए,
मेरे अंतर मनन को झंझोरते गए।

मेरी आत्मा से चीख निकली पर कोई आया नहीं,
उस पत्थर की मुर्रत को याद किया पर उसने भी बचाया नहीं।

मैं झटपटाई,  दर्द से मेरी रूह कॉप उठी,
बेबस मैं कुछ ऐसी हुई की मेरी सुध बुध खो सी गयी।

हिम्मत टूटी नहीं पर शरीर ने जवाब दे दिया,
कचरे की तरह मुझे, चलती बस से उछाल दिया गया।

मैं लड़ी, मुझे जीना था,
मैं हारी नहीं, मुझे उन हैवानों को हराना था।

पर किस्मत का था कुछ अलग ही लिखा,
मेरी सांसों का कारवाह कहीं थम सा गया।

अब मेरी लडाई  यह देश करेगा पूरी,
उन शैतानों को फांसी  देनी होगी  जरुरी।

मैं निर्भया  हूँ , मेरी कुर्बानी याद रखना,
मेरी कहानी हो आखरी , यही कोशिश करना।

 PS: This is my version of what Nirbhaya must have felt. My first blog post of the year is dedicated to this faceless girl who's pain has touched millions of heart's including mine.


  1. Hi Neha,

    Indeed, Nirbhaya did not die in vain, sometimes people need a push and a shove to be awakened from the slumber and complacency. Maybe this is the push that was needed by Indians to move forward in the right direction.
    Lovely poem. Keep it up :)

    Happy New Year to you :)


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    1. Hi Jay,

      Thanks for dropping by. Its true but sad, India only awakens after such pushes.
      Anyways its good to hear that you liked the poem.

      I do not really know if it is a happy wala new year after all this.

      Tc. Keep Blogging.

      Neha Sharma

  2. Hi Neha!

    Very well written. It sad that someone had to undergo such a brutal assault to wake the nation up from slumber. I wish I didn't happen, it doesn't happen again...but!

    1. Hi Meenakshi,

      I wish that tooo....

      Neha Sharma

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  4. Neha..cant express how i express after reading each words of ur poem..touched my heart ..my soul..

    1. Hey Roshan,

      Dat's a really big compliment. I am obliged.

      Neha Sharma

  5. well written...Heart touching poem...

  6. very well written. The poem speaks for itself! . Too Good Neha Sharma!

    1. Thanks a lot...
      Tried my best to do that.