Why should a 16 year old girl apologise for what she believed and what was supposed to be just a portrayal of her freedom of speech? But young “Geeta Phogat’ of ‘Dangal’, Zaira Wasim Khan had to do it. And it’s a shame for all of us!
Zaira has a ‘controversial’ lineage, because, she is a girl from Kashmiri origin! After her success with ‘Dangal’ and her critically acclaimed performance in the movie, she was a star overnight. This little girl thought that she would write a letter to the Kashmiri youth that they all can thrive for their dreams, openly. And she had written a letter about it in one of her social media accounts. At the same time she went on to meet CM of Kashmir Ms. Mehbooba Mufti just like Dipa Karmakar went on to meet Tripura CM Manik Sarkar after her Olympic success. We all know that these are nothing but courtsey visit. But Kashmir is not Tripura and Zaira is not Dipa.
So she was trolled so heavily in the social media, that she has to withdrew her letter and issue a statement. It states…
This is an open confession/apology. 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 I want them to know that I understand their sentiments behind it especially considering that what had happened over the past 6 months but I hope people can also understand there are certain circumstances that emerge which one cannot control and I hope people still remember that I’m a just a 16 year old girl and I hope you treat me accordingly. I’m sorry for what I did but it was not a deliberate decision and I really hope people can forgive me.
There are few more things which are very important and I want to clear them as well. The first and foremost thing is that 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 foot steps or even consider me as 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.
To even consider me as a role model would be disgracing them and their disgrace would be OUR DISGRACE! I do not wish to start an argument here, this was a just a mere confession from my end which I really wanted people to know. May Allah bless us and guide us.
Aamir Khan, has also come up in Twitter in support for Zaira. Many other celebrities have done that too. But don’t you think that it’s a shame for us? It’s a shame for the Indian democracy and the so called progressiveness of Indians?
Sorry Zaira, it’s us, who should apologise, not you.