GR News Desk | New Delhi
Actress Zaira Wasim, known for her stellar performance in Amir Khan’s Dangal on Saturday questioned the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the dismal state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir and the violence in Delhi. In a tweet, the actor said, “The question should’ve been “Aapko raat ko sukoon ki neend kaise aajati hai”. NOT “Aap aam kaise khate hai”. (How do you sleep at night and not how you eat mangoes).”
Zaira, who announced her decision to distance away from acting, has been vocal on social media over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which has been in a state of lockdown with severed communication modes for over six months now. Zaira wrote on Instagram, ‘Kashmiris are constantly battling between hope and frustration. The lie of peace is being spread in place of despair and sorrow. At the same time, no one can ban the independence of Kashmiris. Why are we being put in such a situation where we are under restrictions and we are being ordered? ”
“Why is it so easy to ban our freedom of expression? Why do we not have the freedom to say and express our views? Without listening to our thoughts, they are being rejected badly. Why can’t we live like ordinary people without any fear and worry,” she said.
In the next post, Zaira explained how Kashmiris are facing difficulties. At the same time, Zaira wrote- ‘Why does any Kashmiri’s life go through difficulties, restrictions, and troubles, why has it been made so common? Thousands of such questions arise in our minds. The government does not even want to hear the answers to these questions. It does not make any effort to put a stop to our doubts and speculations.”
Raising questions on the role of media Zaira had said, “Don’t believe the media which has told a blurry picture about the situation here, ask questions, our voice has been silenced and for how long. None of us really know.”