After days of getting trolled online, yesterday, ‘Dangal’ star, Zaira Wasim, put up a Facebook post apologising for and clarifying her “recent actions”. Her ‘recent actions’ were meeting the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. She later, however, deleted the posts.
The question that has been on everyone’s minds is, why did she have to apologise?
Like many others, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari — the real life inspirations for Dangal — were quick to show their support to the Kashmiri teenager and asked her not to be scared.
Speaking to ANI, Phogat reiterated that the 16-year-old’s achievements were commendable and she should not have to apologise for them.
Meanwhile, Shah Faesal, the celebrated IAS topper from Jammu and Kashmir, posted a Facebook status, explaining exactly why it was wrong to troll Zaira.
“So if your child is doing well, keep it to yourselves. My advice is that don’t tell anyone at all. She might have to be apologetic for her achievement,” he wrote.
Faesal has been a victim of trolling too
After the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist commander Burhan Wani, Faesal was often compared to him.
He then lashed out at the “national media” for making him part of its “sadistic propaganda”. He, in fact, threatened to resign “sooner or later” if the “nonsense” continued.
The angry reaction from Faesal came after some TV channels, during their primetime shows on the ongoing Kashmir unrest, aired Faesal’s pictures alongside Wani’s bullet-ridden body.
“By juxtaposing my photos with the images of a slain militant commander, a section of national media has once again fallen back upon its conventional savagery that cashes on falsehoods, divides people and creates more hatred,” Faesal, who topped the civil services exam in 2009, wrote on his Facebook page.