Oct 14, 2014, 12:19 PM

Dekh Zinda Hon Main is an Urdu poem by Shariq Ali, the founder of Valueversity Still alive! (Malala`s message to her assailant and his supporters) My foe, my assailant, the Taliban did you notice? I am still alive! and I am here to stay! this time, history belongs to me by the grace of God! My foe, my assailant, the Taliban your paradigm is a leper who lives and decided to remain in the darkness of caves you hide your face and hold your gun and thrive on fear and ambush pacifist and armless is this courage? Look at me now! my paradigm is freshness of awakened morning I belong to a lush green valley my sibling is breeze my friends, the valley girls we sing along with waterfalls, with flowing river the songs of awakening and freedom We, the valley girls, have hearts and minds no different from branches of trees waiting for spring and who can stop flowers to blossom? Our eagerness to get education is our weapon our weapon to be free! It is also our song, our santour for love and peace a lantern for journey through dark night our desire to be alive and free It keeps us illuminated like a lamp and the darkness has to fall Look! I am still alive! we are still alive! And this time, I am not alone, we are not alone decency of humanity is with us countless human souls, with us to sing along, to fight along to move along and win, the final win of freedom! Did you notice! we, the men and women, are side by side, and are equal in this fight for our dignity, we are born to struggle together through life And this is the will of God! And this is the will of time! My foe, my assailant, the Taliban did you notice? because of your paradigm you are hiding your face And my face is open I stand upright with dignity Did you notice? I am still alive! We are still alive! Shariq Ali 18/10/12