“I’m with Zaira,”, one of many prime trending hashtags, took the digital world by storm on Tuesday after Dangal starlet Zaira Wasim, a sixteen-12 months-previous Kashmiri, was trolled by a couple of for assembly Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti following the report breaking success of the Aamir Khan starrer.
Zaira, who has received accolades for taking part in the function of the youthful Geeta Phogat — a Commonwealth gold medallist wrestler — met Mufti final week and the photographs of the assembly appeared on-line, drawing flak from some on-line trollers in Kashmir.
The actor later posted an apology on her Fb web page for “unintentionally hurting individuals’s sentiments”. The apologetic submit was, nevertheless, deleted later.
On Tuesday, one other hashtag “Kashmir stands with Zaira Wasim” appeared with scores of netizens from the valley popping out in help of the star.
“Like Tajamul (a Kashmiri kickboxing champion) and Hashim (one other Kashmiri martial artwork champion), Zaira was additionally subjected to such petty politics,” wrote Mohammed Faysal and Khizer Humsaferani in a joint blogpost on www.withkashmir.com.
“So every time there is a success story out of Kashmir, the federal government and the Indian media use that as a sign of normalcy. Thus politicising the onerous work and dedication of those outstanding people,” they wrote in assist of Zaira.
“Politicians should cease appropriating the success of Kashmiris as a political level. And the media ought to cease making ‘savages’ out of Kashmir.”
Javid Parsa, a Kashmiri entrepreneur, urged folks to go away the child alone and cease doing politics that will shatter her desires.
“She is a sixteen-yr-outdated artist simply making an attempt to attain her goals like many people. She is the place she is due to her personal expertise and never due to any political or authorities company,” Parsa, who owns widespread eatery Kathi Junction in Srinagar, wrote on his Fb web page.
“The state has entities who’ve tried to make use of profitable individuals for its political positive aspects. There have been situations once they have tried to take credit score for individuals who have gained one thing on their very own.”
Creator and academician Shahnaz Bashir stated Kashmiris wanted to be “happy with our indigenous expertise and shield, love and protect it”.
“Zaira is primarily a really younger Kashmiri woman. And above all, nonetheless, detached, crucial or supportive, we ideologically stay to our personal variety, we should not however foolishly let the opposite destroy us throughout the self.”