I was born a girl and denied food, education & nutrition;
I was confined in four walls and married early because I was a burden;
I could never decide what I wanted to do and be,
It is my fault to be born a girl and be deprived of all that is due??
I’m a Dalit, which means the one who is broken;
Always kept last in the row, never included in play, prayer or celebration;
Looked down upon when I’m offered affirmative action,
Is it my fault to be born a Dalit and be denied all that is due?
I’m a Muslim and follow a different religion;
I’m doubted to be a terrorist or an intruider;
I’m not allowed to decide what I want to eat, wear and speak,
Is it my fault to be born a Muslim and be deprived of all that is due??
A girl, a Dalit, a Muslim;
We all are human beings;
Equal in the eyes of the law;
But why are we discriminated against???
Just because of our birth in a specific sex/gender, caste or religion?