“The song revolves around the tragedy of young boys getting killed and blinded by bullets and pellets, despite being unarmed. The song walks through the happening of 2016 unrest”
Srinagar: On the eve of January 26 when entire India was celebrating R-Day, a group of friends decided to use the occasion to release a song titled “Dead Eyes” in memory of one their friends who was hit by the pellets.
The rap song sung in English and Kashmiri has been released on social media and is being praised by the listeners. “I wrote this song after my friend Nazzar ul Islam got hit by pellets at Charar i Sharief. His painful cries still reverberate in my ears and it has been hard for all of us,” said Sufi Auqib lyricist of the song. “We have dedicated it to all blind pellet victims.”
The song revolves around the tragedy of young boys getting killed and blinded by bullets and pellets, despite being unarmed. The song walks through the happening of 2016 unrest.
The English part of the song is sung by an artist known as Emcee Ami and Kashmiri part by Danish Bhat. Both Ami and Bhat said that they were influenced by the 2016 uprising and they wanted to highlight the agony and pain of people particularly the pellet victims. Another artist Khalid Malik also features in the song and the trio have composed its music too.
The artists demanded justice for the pellet victims besides others who suffered during the unrest. They also lashed out at the government for ignoring the plight of victims and failing to bring to book the culprits responsible for such a tragedy. “We want to convey to tyrants that you can’t deceive whatever we perceive. We as part of the society feel pain for the current victims and all those who disappeared in this war,” said Auqib. They appealed to youth to come forward, do their bit and shoulder the responsibility for securing the future of the society in whatever way they can.