Hathras Case: Vrajesh Hirjee Reciting a Powerful Poem Goes Viral

Suno Draupadi Tum Shastra Utha Lo... recites actor Vrajesh Hirjee as a response to the Hathras rape case.

1 min read

The alleged rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras has shocked India. Watch actor Vrajesh Hirjee recite the powerful poem, 'Suno Draupadi Tum Shastra Utha Lo, Ab Govind Na Aayenge' by Pushyamitra Upadhyay, in this context. Hirjee shared the video of him reciting the poem on Gandhi Jayanti and said, “Shame on us collectively as a nation...” and went on to list the number of rape cases that were reported in Uttar Pradesh in just 2 days. He also questioned the protest rally by a group of upper castes against one of their own being named as an accused in the Hathras rape case.

Video Courtesy: Vrajesh Hirjee on Twitter @vrajeshhirjee.

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Quint Insider

or more


3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Insider Benefits
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!