Centre will provide security for Zaira Wasim if Jammu and Kashmir government recommends it: Kiren Rijiju


NEW DELHI: Trolled teenage ‘Dangal’ star Zaira Wasim+ will get security cover if the Jammu and Kashmir government recommends it, said Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today, ANI reported.

After J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti earlier this week called the Kashmiri teenager a “role model” , Twitter trolls called both women “Indian agents.” Zaira then wrote two posts on Facebook+ saying she doesn’t want to be considered a role model. She then deleted these posts.

Rijiju’s remarks today came a day after another Union minister, Jitendra Singh, said the J&K government is keeping an eye on all developments related to Wasim, and that if needed, security will be provided for her.

Singh said society should appreciate the talent of youngsters in any part of the country, and especially from J&K – where they grow “under the shadow” of terrorism.

Wasim’s ‘Dangal’ co-star Aamir Khan also came out in support of her yesterday+ .

“I have read Zaira’s statement, and I can understand and imagine what lead her to make that statement. Zaira, I want you to know that we are all with you. The beauty is that bright, young, talented, hardworking, respectful, caring and courageous kids like you are a role model for kids not only in India, but across the world. You certainly are a role model for me! May god bless you. Love. Aamir,” the Bollywood star wrote.

He added a P.S.: “I appeal to everyone to now leave her alone and respect the fact that she is just a 16 year old girl trying her best to deal with life.”

“She shouldn’t be scared as the nation is with her… There’s no need for Zaira to issue an apology. She has not done anything wrong. We have made the nation proud by winning medals. It is a proud moment for the citizens of the country. Zaira has worked hard to play my role,” Geeta said.

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