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Indo-Pak Perfidy



India’s and Pakistan’s

gargantuan gargoylish armies

sadden, anger and madden



Two monsterish machines

setting men, women, children

of the same biradari

as chilling enemies;


Two armies of two

illegitimate anglophile creations

conceived by politicians

in a hurry…


Politicians aided, prompted, goaded

by a viceroy and cartographer

for whom nations, religions,

cultures and human emotions


Were but a few ill-notioned

ill-intentioned lines on a

surveyor’s quadrant!


Baljit Malik