15th August: Daag Daag Ujala

15th August always brings with it conflicting emotions. While on the one hand, there is a celebration of Independence, on the other, the shadow of Partition always accompanies it.

Perhaps the words of Faiz describe it best:

Ye daag daag ujaalaa, ye shab-gaziida sahar,

Vo intizaar thaa jis-kaa, ye vo sahar to nahiin,

Ye vo sahar to nahiin jis-kii aarzu lekar

Chale the yaar ke mil-ja`egi kahiin na kahin

Falak ke dasht mein taron kii aakhiri manzil….

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