The 4-line poem “Enemy Worshippers” opposing the moves to politicize the clash with China at the border is going viral on social media platforms. Hollywood Director and poet Dr. Sohan Roy wrote this poem and shared it on social media.
In the clash that happened in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan where India shares border with China, 20 Indian soldiers had lost their lives for the nation. Even in this situation when each Indian citizen has to stay together to fight against the enemy beyond the border, a tendency to make the issue political, regional and social was evident in the arguments raised by a group of people. This poem got released in the circumstance where various controversial incidents like the odd ways in which many medias pictured the brave demise of the soldiers and the interviews of some political leaders. Lines in the poem are openly lashes out against the people who degrade the value of brave soldiers who readily lost their lives to uphold the dignity of their motherland.
Into the poem…
For the soldier who sheds his life from chest
To uphold the dignity of motherland
Heinous beings abusing without garlanding them
Should be the ones to be exiled first
The poem was shared on social media with the tagline meaning that the termite inside causes more harm to wood than the woodpecker outside. Doctor of Chennai’s major cricket team also came forward expressing remorse for the controversial comment he made on twitter.
“Enemy Worshippers” has gained much applause from various nooks of the globe. B.R Bijuram, who had also done music direction and background music for different mainstream movies like Black Jew and Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmar, has done the music direction and orchestration of the English and Malayalam versions of this poem. The English version was recited by Bindya Bashi, a tenth-grade student in Rajagiri school in Kochi.