Ishrat Jahan: They Call Her a Terrorist

Telling the true story behind the murder of Ishrat Jahan, Javed Sheikh, Zeeshan Johar and Amjad Ali Rana by the Gujarat Police who declared them ‘terrorists’. But who are the real terrorists?

Another Mumbai-Kashmir collaboration between A-List and Shyn9, with A-List on the lyrics and vocals and Shyn9 handling production.

Her name’s Ishrat Jahan, they call her a terrorist,
Once they call you that, they never miss,
They shoot you, won’t put you in jail,
Dead people will tell you no tales,

15 June 2004, they claimed four terrorists dead,
Hoping crowd would ignore your error, it’s said,
More terror is felt from terrorist cell,
That we call Indian police, checkered with wealth,
It’s not money, it’s political grace,
You cannot run, these cops they will trace,
No stopping the pace till you are caught and erased,
Body next to where Shamima’s daughter is placed,
She was executed without charges faced,
Along with Amjad, Zeeshan and Javed Sheikh,
Weapons planted, gotta make it count for,
The grave is now dug for a fake encounter,
Take it down sir, facts are all in the case,
They killed ’em, just like Sohrabuddin Sheikh,
Check the old statements, let me get on it word,
Both cases had the same head officer,
Everything that I spew it is true,
D.G. Varzara, I am looking at you,
Everything that I spew it is true,
D.G. Varzara, I am looking at you,

Her name’s Ishrat Jahan, they call her a terrorist,
Once they call you that, they never miss,
They shoot you, won’t put you in jail,
Dead people will tell you no tales,

Cops claim it was on the 15,
It is insane, all the sick schemes,
This shit seems like it is all fibs,
You idiots forgot the Rigga Mortis,
So when you shot shit, when trigger was clicked,
Let me tell you the facts and figures all quick,
It was the night before, shit right,
Sometime between eleven and midnight,
Guns gripped tight as the headlights gleamed,
You murdered her, she was nineteen,
Tears blot the words this emcee pens,
While Meenakshi Lekhi asks, “Why was she with three men?”
But these days we, let our values weaken,
Fuck the BJP and all the crap you speakin’,
The dead cannot speak and those who speak, they are dead,
Split my head on the beat and repeat till I have bled

Her name’s Ishrat Jahan, they call her a terrorist,
Once they call you that, they never miss,
They shoot you, won’t put you in jail,
Dead people will tell you no tales,

More than a rhyme scheme, try and understand,
When I was nineteen, my life had just began,
Had started to rap, was growing in a man,
Put my heart on these tracks, had so many plans.
Imagine this damn, if you get murdered,
And that is it, blam! Now take that shit further,
If the murder is perpetrated by the state,
Who claims it is the fate of working with the hate,
And what’s worse, it is the case, filled with clever fibs,
Bursting with hate, they say, “You Terrorist”,
Define what terror is, it is to strike fear,
So who’s the terrorist? I think it’s quite clear,
And you know we would believe these guys,
But Intelligence Bureau exposed by CBI,
They claim there was a plot to assassinate
Narendra Modi, but it’s a crock, it’s all a fake,
They botched up on the case, what is lost you can’t replace,
Accuse the dead, but a corpse cannot debate,
A corpse cannot debate,
A corpse cannot debate,

Her name’s Ishrat Jahan, they call her a terrorist,
Once they call you that, they never miss,
They shoot you, won’t put you in jail,
Dead people will tell you no tales,

Rest in Peace Ishrat Jahan
Rest in Peace Javed Sheikh
Rest in Peace Amjad and Zeeshan

No Justice, No Peace !