‘Wo Desh Ki Beti’ collection of poems was written by me to offer heartfelt tributes to ‘Nirbhaya’ a female physiotherapy intern who was beaten and gang raped in Delhi on 16 December 2012 in a moving bus. Nirbhaya was brutally assaulted with iron rods and she died thirteen days later while undergoing emergency treatment in Singapore for brain and gastrointestinal damage from the assault!
This heinous act of sin disturbed many souls and brought tears in many eyes! I wrote the first poem of the collection ‘वो देश की बेटी’ on 29 December 2012 at 11:33 PM after hearing about the news of Nirbhaya’s passing away in hospital following the assault.
Rest of the poems were written in train while I was traveling from Hyderabad to Delhi for an official duty on 5 and 6th of January 2013.
The first poem i.e. ‘Wo Desh Ki Beti’ of the collection is in Open Access (Just the credit can be given to original work). Rest of the poems cannot be reproduced in any media without prior permission.
While dedicating this collection to the world, I remember the famous song sung by Lata Ji:
ए मेरे वतन के लोगो
जरा आँख में भर लो पानी…..
May GOD endow every departing soul with peace!