KHamosh ho kyun dad-e-jafa kyun nahin dete

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KHamosh ho kyun dad-e-jafa kyun nahin dete

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    ḳhāmosh ho kyuuñ dād-e-jafā kyuuñ nahīñ dete

    bismil ho to qātil ko duā kyuuñ nahīñ dete

    why are you silent, why don’t you applaud her cruelty

    why don’t you then bless the killer, if injured you be

    vahshat sabab rauzan-e-zindāñ to nahīñ hai

    mehr o mah o anjum ko bujhā kyuuñ nahīñ dete

    the prison window well may be cause for insanity

    why not douse the moon and stars' soft serenity

    ik ye bhī to andāz-e-ilāj-e-ġham-e-jāñ hai

    ai chāragaro dard baḌhā kyuuñ nahīñ dete

    this too is used as a means to render remedy

    healers why don't you increase my pain's intensity

    munsif ho agar tum to kab insāf karoge

    mujrim haiñ agar ham to sazā kyuuñ nahīñ dete

    when will you render justice, if, a judge you claim to be

    and if a criminal I am, why don’t you punish me

    rahzan ho to hāzir hai matā-e-dil-o-jāñ bhī

    rahbar ho to manzil pata kyuuñ nahīñ dete

    if be a highway robber, heart and life, at your mercy

    and if you be a guide, why not, point out the path to me

    kyā biit ga.ī ab ke 'farāz' ahl-e-chaman par

    yārān-e-qafas mujh ko sadā kyuuñ nahīñ dete

    what has befallen people of the garden suddenly

    companions of my prison why no longer call to me

    KHamosh ho kyun dad-e-jafa kyun nahin dete

    bismil ho to qatil ko dua kyun nahin dete

    why are you silent, why don’t you applaud her cruelty

    why don’t you then bless the killer, if injured you be

    wahshat ka sabab rauzan-e-zindan to nahin hai

    mehr o mah o anjum ko bujha kyun nahin dete

    the prison window well may be cause for insanity

    why not douse the moon and stars' soft serenity

    ek ye bhi to andaz-e-ilaj-e-gham-e-jaan hai

    ai chaaragaro dard baDha kyun nahin dete

    this too is used as a means to render remedy

    healers why don't you increase my pain's intensity

    munsif ho agar tum to kab insaf karoge

    mujrim hain agar hum to saza kyun nahin dete

    when will you render justice, if, a judge you claim to be

    and if a criminal I am, why don’t you punish me

    rahzan ho to hazir hai mata-e-dil-o-jaan bhi

    rahbar ho to manzil ka pata kyun nahin dete

    if be a highway robber, heart and life, at your mercy

    and if you be a guide, why not, point out the path to me

    kya bit gai ab ke 'faraaz' ahl-e-chaman par

    yaran-e-qafas mujh ko sada kyun nahin dete

    what has befallen people of the garden suddenly

    companions of my prison why no longer call to me

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