Saturday, February 16, 2019

A brief origin of terror blasts


A brief origin of terror blasts
it was the 50s when terror first arrived
it came as blasts...
the plan was the same.
timed to a bomb
In Srinagar, the first target was a cinema hall.
"Sardar ji park your bag"
Then was blown a bridge here and a truck there.
A certain Kid "Parwana" crossed border
he was looking for a bride
returned with a bomb
got caught
he is listed in the "conspiracy case"
you can look it up
the grand plan for Kashmir
you can't look up name of
Any of the victims
On it went
A blast near Maisuma mosque
In Jammu Residency Road was first
then a temple for balance
it was a bomb squad from Sialkot
Remember before all that
before those cities
the wave it all started in Dilli
At Jama Masjid there were
what the newspapers called "loud" explosions
Nehru was meeting Chinese
Embarrassed Nehru had no clue
Foreign Hand
Invisible Hands
Police worked, overworked
caught some Kashmiris
among them a pandit too
some non-communist communist tribe
nothing was proven
it was 1956 when terror first arrived
in Delhi at Jama Masjid
it came as blasts...
the plan was the same.
timed to a bomb
by 1957 reached Jammu and then Kashmir
back then the numbers were small, deaths less
yet this was probably the year Sahir wrote:
"ho rahi hai loot mar, phat rahey hai bum"

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