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"Wo Desh Ki Beti" meaning: That Daughter of the Country' is a poem by Sunil Kumar Verma, published in December 2012 in the collection Shraddhanjali [1] means 'Tributes', following the infamous 2012 Delhi gang rape case and the death of the rape victim on 29 December. The poem depicted the feelings of the masses in India on this incidence and it was circulated widely by thousands of Indians not only in India but also amongst the Indians living in abroad.

"Wo Desh Ki Beti" poem silently illustrated several social evils existing in India concerning the 'safety of the women on roads', 'child abuse' such as the one that took place in Nithari in 2006. The poem illustrated on how such incidences take place repeatedly in India.

As acknowledged by the author Sunil Kumar Verma on Shraddhanjali, the first 6 lines of this touching poem were contributed by 'Divya Shukla' of India and the expression 'the candles that would be lit to pay a tribute to the victim would die down in a while' by famous Indian personality Mr. Amitabh Bachchan.

This poem reached straight to the hearts of millions and created a movement in the country thrusting for a 'respect for womanhood' by the citizens of this world.

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