In a second post Monday, Zaira said she had not been “forced” by anyone to apologise. “Hopefully this post just stops this once and for all,” she wrote.
Dangal star is target of abuse on social media
ZAIRA WASIM, the 16-year-old Kashmiri star of the film Dangal, posted an expression of remorse on Facebook Monday after she was vigorously trolled via web-based networking media for meeting J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti two days prior. In a moment post Monday, Zaira said she had not been “constrained” by anybody to apologize. “Ideally this post just stops this for the last time,” she composed. Later, she erased both the posts.
As far back as she met Mehbooba Saturday, Zaira, who assumed the part of wrestler Geeta Phogat as a tyke, had been the objective of horrible remarks via web-based networking media, including by a Facebook client who blamed her for posturing with “the person who wrecked the eventual fate of a huge number of Kashmiris” and another who reprimanded her for the “unIslamic” demonstration of acting in a Bollywood movie.
The posts likewise set off a political war of words in the state, with the Congress blaming the Chief Minister for attempting to “increase political mileage” from Zaira’s prevalence and the decision PDP hitting back by saying that the feedback “censures each accomplishment of each Kashmiri”.
Zaira is an occupant of Hawal in old Srinagar, the hotbed of separatist legislative issues, and is the girl of Zahid Wasim, an architect, and Zarka, an instructor. She finished Class 10 a week ago at the St Paul International Academy in Sonawar, where throwing executives for the Aamir Khan-starrer turned up for tryouts a year ago.
In her first Facebook post, Zaira additionally seemed to allude to the turmoil in the Valley in the course of the most recent year.
“This is an open admission/conciliatory sentiment. I realize that many individuals have been outraged and disappointed by my late activities or by the general population I have as of late met. I need to apologize to every one of those individuals who I’ve inadvertently harmed and I need them to realize that I comprehend their slants behind it particularly considering that what had occurred in the course of recent months,” she composed.
“I trust individuals can likewise comprehend there are sure conditions that rise which one can’t control and I trust individuals still recollect that I’m an only a 16 year old young lady and I trust you treat me as needs be,” composed Zaira, including, “I’m sad for what I did yet it was not a think choice and I truly trust individuals can excuse me.”
In her second post, Zaira composed that she had “no clue why this has turned out to be such a major issue”.
“I simply needed to ensure that I didn’t offend anyone and unexpectedly it has been transformed into national news. Over and over I am telling individuals that I have not been constrained into anything by anybody,” she composed.
Responding to the posts, senior PDP pioneer and Education Minister Nayeem Akhtar stated, “It is pitiful. It (the feedback of Zaira for meeting Mehbooba) scolds each accomplishment of each Kashmiri… this is illustrative of a profoundly negative considering, which has inflicted significant damage on the cosmopolitan character of Kashmir and is making barriers in the recovery of our convention.” The Congress, be that as it may, blamed the Chief Minister for politicizing the issue. “From the primary day, when there were remarks made against the young lady on informal communication destinations, we said that the Chief Minister shouldn’t have done this,” said Congress state president G A Mir.
“The young lady was chosen all alone ability and there was no part of the administration in it. The Chief Minister, rather than increasing political mileage by shooting photos with the young lady, could have sent a quiet gratefulness letter, which would have helped her. She has been utilized,” claimed Mir.
Zaira, in any case, got solid support from NC boss and previous boss priest Omar Abdullah, who tweeted: “A 16 year old shouldn’t be compelled to apologize and that too professedly to meet @MehboobaMufti. What are we coming to!.