Waheed comes to the defence of Agha Shahid Ali's best known poem 'The Country Without a Post Office' - from those who suggest that as literally that's not true so as literature the poem is flawed. Waheed says:
And so it transpires that Shahid, the eternal witness and martyr, is posthumously booked for sedition. And why not? How dare you write a poem that is, one, political, and two, deploys powerful metaphors to depict the Kashmiri condition and that dark decade – the Nineties –when the Indian state came down on Kashmiris with all its brawn and fury for daring to rise in rebellion against Indian rule. For their audacity to demand political and human rights, for chanting that antinational, seditious, taboo song of freedom – azaadi.
Here's a link to the piece on scroll.in - http://scroll.in/article/804163/how-to-award-a-posthumous-sedition-award-to-a-poet