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Watch | RJ Sayema Explains – and Sings – Faiz's 'Hum Dekhenge'

IIT Kanpur has formed a panel to decide whether the spirit of the poem is ‘anti-Hindu’.

Radio Mirchi’s RJ Sayema translates and explains Faiz Ahmen Faiz’s poem Hum Dekhenge in this video.

The poem which has grown into a protest staple with a tune of its own, was sung by students of IIT Kanpur, at a December 17 march organised in solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia, upon whom police had unleashed violence on December 15. This later snowballed into a controversy big enough for the institution to form a panel to decide whether the spirit of the poem is ‘anti-Hindu’.