Cock fight

Greater Kashmir

This refers to the demise of Amin Kamil. When our teacher read his poem Kokar Jung (The Cock Fight), first a beam of smile was visible on every students’ face followed by continuous laugh. It depicted the two naive but pompous Kashmiri women viz Jani and Shahmal , completely wedded to their traditional values and each blowing the trumpets of their respective cocks. After the exchange of hot words, they end up deciding that they would organize a Koker-jung. Shahmal’s cock hit the jack-pot while as Jani’s cock sought hideouts leaving Jani in utter low mood state.
    It was a matter of pride that this story has been written by a Kashmiri muslim. Albeit the story has been translated into english still the art of presenting it is incredible. I don’t know about other
stuffs written by Kamil Sahib but “Cock-Fight” story is unique. Gratitude to the person who involved it in class 12 english syllabus. Kamil’s death was a great loss.
Rahila Rashid
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