New Delhi: ‘Everything will be remembered, Everything recorded’, said Pink Floyd co-founder and legendary musician Roger Waters as he read out Delhi student-activist Aamir Aziz’s poem at a protest in London. Also Read - Pink Floyd's Co- Founder Roger Waters Appeals Musicians To Boycott Israel (Watch Video)
The 76-year-old singer-lyricist was participating in a protest last week to demand the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been in jail in the UK since April 2019.
A video of the rock icon reading out the English translation of Aziz’s Sab Yaad Rakha Yayega (Everything will be remembered) is now going viral on social media. Waters introduced Aziz as a ‘young poet and activist in Delhi’ who is involved in a fight against Modi and his ‘fascist, racist Citizenship law’.
Watch it here:
Here are the lines he read:
“Everything will be remembered
Kill us, we will become ghosts
and write of your killings, with all the evidence.
You write jokes in court;
We will write ‘justice’ on the walls.
We will speak so loudly that even the deaf will hear.
We will write so clearly that even the blind will read.
You write ‘injustice’ on the earth;
We will write ‘revolution’ in the sky.
Everything will be remembered;
After reciting the poem, Waters also said, ‘I think this kid’s gotta future’, amid cheers and applause.
The poem got a thumbs up from celebrities such as composer Vishal Dadlani and actor Richa Chadha and viewers alike:
Notably, Aziz had written the poem on 11 January, just days after the attack on JNU students. His poem had gone viral during anti-CAA protests, and was shared widely on social media.
Here’s the original video: