Thursday, March 5, 2015

लड़कियां होली नहीं खेलती

होली खेली जाती है 
रंग मले जाते हैं 
लड़के होली खेलते हैं 
समाज के समतल धरातल पर 
लड़कियां रंग मलती हैं 
बंद चहार दीवारी के भीतर
उन्हें नहीं मिलता
समाज का समतल धरातल
होली खेलने के लिए
वो नहीं निकलतीं अकेले सड़कों पर
यूँ ही किसी के साथ होली खेलने
उन्हें चाहिए होता है किसी का साथ
वो त्यौहार भी मनातीं हैं डरते हुए
कभी किसी के गंदे स्पर्श का डर
तो कभी घूरती निगाहों का
और सबसे बड़ा डर अपने लड़की होने का
लड़कियां होली नहीं खेलती
लड़कियां रंग मलती हैं |

8 comments:

Dimple Badlani said...

Very touching lines.In our country it is true that a girl or a women cannot play holy safely they have certain boundations or they are in danger if they play like boys they have to sufer which they dnt want.It is said that holy is a festival of colors nd everybody can play but these colors have no use for a girl or women because on that day they can't go outside their homes they have restrictions their is no safety for them.They can't enjoy this festival as same as boy or a man celebrates.

Mehndi Agarwal said...

Sir, you have expressed the sad but true reality so beautifully. As a girl, I can relate to this so well. A lot is being discussed about equal rights for women these days but the true picture comes out during festivals like Holi - while everyone is busy celebrating, girls have to think twice even before stepping out of the house.

anjali said...

awesome...bilkul shi ldkiya holi nhi khelte bas rang lgate hai...

akanksha gupta said...

Ye fact hai ladkiya Dar ke holi manati hai....ghar se bahar ni nikal sakti....kehne ko to equality hai ladkiya aur ladko lekin vastvikta ye nahi hai..

arvind singh Yadav said...

Nic line sir....bcz abhi bhi india me ye thinking hi ki ladkiya bahar nhi jaa skti akele or drti hi ki unke sath koi ghatna na ho jaye

Tanupreet Kaur said...

very nice line sir jo hmlog darte hain k hmlog agar bahar niklenge to kuch galat na ho jaye balki us dar ko hmlog ko nikalna chahiye

NITYANAND GUPTA said...

It is very sad to see all this in the country where we talk about freedom of speech ,freedom of expression & equality and on the other hand when it comes to the festive seasons like holi
girls have to think twice to come out of the house and celebrate the festival .

Suraj Verma said...

सोच बदलो ,देश बदलो ये कहना आसान है सबके लिए लेकिन करना बहुत मुश्किल । बदलाव तो होना चाहिए कही न कही से तभी लड़कियों को एक सामान अधिकार मिलेगा।

पसंद आया हो तो