शनिवार, 25 अप्रैल 2009

स्त्रियाँ सो रहीं हैं

स्त्रियाँ सो रहीं हैं
सुलाया गया है उन्हें सदियों से
थपकी देकर
असुरक्षा का झूठा हौव्वा खड़ा करके
डराया गया है
कि यदि वे जागेंगी
तो दिखेंगे भयावह दृश्य
और क्रूर यथार्थ से होगा सामना
इस डर से स्त्रियाँ
सो रहीं हैं
सोने से ही आते हैं
सुंदर सपने
एक छोटे से घर ,सुख-सुविधा
रंग-बिरंगे संसार के सपने
स्त्रियाँ जब कसमसाती हैं
जागने के लिए
तो उन्हें मीठी गोली देकर
फिर से सुला दिया जाता है
पर सोते-सोते ही अब
बदल गए हैं उनके सपने
देखने लगी हैं वे
जहाज उड़ाने और
अन्तरिक्ष में जाने के सपने
सोते-सोते ही वे बन गयीं हैं
डॉक्टर ,इंजिनियर
फिर भी अभी
स्त्रियाँ सो रहीं हैं
जब जागेंगी वे तो होगी
अर्ध-नारीश्वर के बाएं अंगों में फड़कन
क्योंकि वे भी तो
दायें हाथ से ही करते थे
सारा शुभ कार्य
और अशुभ कार्य बाएँ हाथ से
स्त्रियाँ जब जागेंगी तो होगा हाहाकार
टूटेंगी बेडियाँ ,खुलेंगे कारागार
होगी इतनी हलचल की
हिल उठेगा आसमान
क्योंकि जब जागेंगी स्त्रियाँ
तो जागेगा
सोया हुआ आधा संसार

6 टिप्‍पणियां:

  1. आधी दुनियाँ के लिए सबके दिल में मान।
    धीरे धीरे हो रहा नारी का उत्थान।।

    श्यामल सुमन
    मुश्किलों से भागने की अपनी फितरत है नहीं।
    कोशिशें गर दिल से हो तो जल उठेगी खुद शमां।।

    जवाब देंहटाएं
  2. नहीं...
    नहीं होगा हाहाकार.
    जाग रही हैं स्त्रियाँ,
    जब पूरी तरह जाग जायेंगी
    तो कर सकेंगी वह सब
    जो उनके सोये रहने के कारण
    पुरुष नहीं कर सका.
    स्त्रियाँ जागेंगी तो
    नया सवेरा होगा.

    जवाब देंहटाएं
  3. स्त्री सजग है। उसकी फ़ितरत है शांत रहना, वह सब कुछ कर सकती है।

    जवाब देंहटाएं
  4. I am sorry for this poem. I am male and i believe the world is useless thing without mother sister and wife. Relationship between male and female must be seen in context of antagonizing each other. The humanistic aspiration is that we should consider them in an integrated human society rather then in the pretext of OPPRESSED AND OPPRESSION. This is the most destructive perspective developed in last 150 years.
    If there exists the suppression of women, there is also the suppression of male. A woman causes oppression for a woman and a man causes suppression of a man.
    Step mother is also woman. Mother in law is also a woman. Disloyalty is always from both sides; some time a male is disloyal and sometime a female is greedy and disloyal.

    How we can study the things in the framework of oppression and oppressed.

    Generally father likes to bear daughter and mother wishes for boys. How you will claim that male and female are born as rival.

    Husbands are good and wives are good. Some time wife is good and husband is bad and some time husband is good and wife is good.

    Do not ask male and female to do the same things. Bearing a baby is more important than going in the space, or being engineer or earning money. Both are born to different kinds of inclination to different kinds of functions.

    Finally i am putting the text of a speech given by President Obama on issues of women in Muslim context. It is quite concerned with women issues among Hindus and other religions.

    "I know there is debate about this issue. I reject the view of some in the West that a woman who chooses to cover her hair is somehow less equal, but I do believe that a woman who is denied an education is denied equality. And it is no coincidence that countries where women are well-educated are far more likely to be prosperous.

    Now let me be clear: issues of women's equality are by no means simply an issue for Islam. In Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia, we have seen Muslim-majority countries elect a woman to lead. Meanwhile, the struggle for women's equality continues in many aspects of American life, and in countries around the world.

    Our daughters can contribute just as much to society as our sons, and our common prosperity will be advanced by allowing all humanity – men and women – to reach their full potential. I do not believe that women must make the same choices as men in order to be equal, and I respect those women who choose to live their lives in traditional roles. But it should be their choice. That is why the United States will partner with any Muslim-majority country to support expanded literacy for girls, and to help young women pursue employment through micro-financing that helps people live their dreams."

    I hope this much is enough for us to think a new and creative way.

    Sorry if I hurt you.

    जवाब देंहटाएं