Harassing girls is ‘anti-democratic’, says Baloch activist over Zaira Wasim’s issue

New Delhi[India]: Balochistan activist Naila Baloch on Tuesday slammed the protesters of Dangal star Zania Wasim ,who had to issue a public apology via her Facebook account, after her meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti triggered criticism, saying that harassing girls is ‘anti democratic’.

“Harassing girls is anti- democratic and if they have some problem then they should make their own movie instead of stopping somebody to speak. There are democratic ways to give replies as well,” she said.

Baloch called the whole incident as unfortunate and blamed Pakistan for the episode.

“This is unfortunate just because she is a girl and a Kashmiri, she is being threatened. This is a criminal act and against the basic human rights. Pakistan and their agencies is the root cause of the fashion of violence in the region. Even they have spread terror factories across the world,” Baloch told ANI here.

She asserted that women should be respected and Zaira must be promoted to speak her heart out.

In a surprising move, Zaira, issued a shocking public apology letter for hurting the sentiments of people via her Facebook and Twitter account, however, the reasons of the her actions remain unclear and speculations are rife.

“I know that many people have been offended and displeased by my recent actions or by the people I have recently met. I want to apologise to all those people who I’ve unintentionally hurt and want them to know that I understand their sentiments, especially considering what has happened (in Kashmir) over the past six months,” she wrote in her letter.

Wasim also appealed to the people to understand that sometime certain circumstances evolve which cannot be controlled by anyone and added ‘whatever’ she did was a not a deliberate decision.

“I am being projected as a role model for Kashmiri youth. I want to make it very clear that I do not want anyone to follow in my footsteps or even consider me a role model. I’m not proud of what I’m doing and I want everyone, especially the youth to know, that there are real role models out there whether they be in this time or in our history,” she said.

However, the reason for the apology letter is not very clear, but it is speculated that Wasim, who posted this note after being trolled on social media for meeting the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister a couple of days ago and allegedly calling her as a part of her film’s success.

Wasim’s post resulted in an outburst of reactions and speculations ranging from whether her account had been hacked, or whether she had received threats for meeting the Chief Minister. (ANI)