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Pakistan

Web Desk
February 27, 2020

PM Imran shares video of Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters slamming 'fascist, racist' citizenship law

Pakistan

Web Desk
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Photo: NYTimes

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday tweeted a video of Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters speaking out against the “fascist, racist citizenship law” introduced by the Modi government.

Talking about activist Aamir Aziz’s poem at an event in London, Waters says of him “He’s involved in the fight against Modi’s fascist, racist citizenship law.”

He went on to recite from Azis's poem:

"Everything will be remembered.

Killers, we will become ghosts

and write of your killings,

with all the evidence.

You write jokes in courts,

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."

Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted the video, urging the world to “stand up on the right side of history”.

"When musicians who have all their lives rallied for peace, start taking notice of the massacres in India, it is time the world must stand up and take notice. Stand up on the right side of history," he tweeted.

Thirty-eight people have been killed and hundreds injured as protests broke out in Delhi against India's controversial citizenship law during the past couple of days.

On Sunday, the Press Trust of India said protesters torched at least two houses and a fire engine, with local TV channels showing plumes of black smoke billowing from buildings. Two Indian newspapers reported online that a police officer had died as a result of the clashes.

Riot police fired tear gas and conducted baton charges, local media said. Despite mounting protests and Pakistan urging the world to take notice of Indian aggression against its own citizens, US President Donald Trump refused to comment on the CAA protests in India.