J&K Government backs Dangal girl Zaira Wasim, warns extremists not to blackmail Kashmiris
Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Khalid Jehangir in his stern message warned the extremists not to threaten any Kashmiri.
The BJP-PDP alliance in the Jammu and Kashmir came in support of the ‘Dangal’ actor Zaira Wasim who posted an open apology on social media two days back. The government said that the extremists cannot threaten or blackmail any Kashmiri, adding that such a talent should be nurtured.
Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Khalid Jehangir in his stern message warned the extremists not to threaten any Kashmiri. “She has risen on her own. We wish her all the best and give a message to the extremist elements in Kashmir that they cannot threaten or blackmail any Kashmiri people, who want to rise and be at par with the rest of the country,” Jehangir told ANI.
While extending his full support to Zaira, Jehangir also affirmed that the entire Valley stands with the 16-year-old. “It has been clear that the whole nation is with the Kashmiri girl who has risen to fame. Nevertheless, we have seen it today how Jammu people have opened their hearts for her. This shows how Jammu people welcome anybody who is being troubled in the Valley,” he added.
“Zaira is a self-made person and there are many success stories in Jammu and Kashmir. These people are not only successful but also self-made. We need to celebrate them in every state,” Para told ANI. “Some of the people have repeatedly tried to threaten others, which is unfortunate, but we still believe that the majority and the large conscience in the society support such initiatives. People are coming in her support. Everybody in J&K, from the Chief Minister to commoner is coming in her support,” People’s Democratic Party spokesperson Waheed-ur-Rehman Para added.
Zaira, who portrayed the young Geeta Phogat in the recently released movie ‘ Dangal’, issued an apology for ‘offending’ and ‘unintentionally hurting’ the people after she met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and she got trolled on Twitter. She later deleted the post. Since then, many celebrities including Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and political leader Omar Abdullah have extended in her support.