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IIT-Kanpur panel to decide if Faiz's 'Hum Dekhenge' is 'anti-Hindu'

Jan 01, 2020 14:19 IST

In a bizarre development, the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur has set up a panel to decide whether the poem 'Hum dekhenge', penned by Faiz Ahmad Faiz, is anti-Hindu. The panel has reportedly been set up in response to complaints filed by a faculty member who claimed that the students, during a protest, sang this poem which was anti-Hindu. The panel will also probe if students violated prohibitory orders clamped in Kanpur and if they posted the poem on social media. The poem was written by Faiz in reference to military dictator Zia-ul-Haq in 1979 and was against the military rule in Pakistan.