Mehbooba, Omar appalled, seek ‘strict action’ against accused
Srinagar, Dec 10: Dangal actress Zaira Wasim said in a video posted on Instagram that she was molested on a Delhi-Mumbai flight by a man who was sitting behind her.
In an Instagram live video, during which she broke down several times, Zaira said she was on board Air Vistara flight from Delhi to Mumbai when a co-passenger sitting behind her put up his feet on her armrest. When she objected, the man reportedly claimed he was resting his feet due to “turbulence”.
To her horror, he allegedly started caressing her neck while she was asleep. Zaira said she tried to record the harassment when she felt his hand, but couldn’t as the lights were dim.
Recording the Instagram video immediately after deboarding, Zaira said, “This is not done, I am disturbed… Is this how you’re going to take care of girls?”
“This is not the way anybody should be made to feel this is terrible!” she said fighting tears.
Zaira also expressed her disappointment at Vistara’s cabin crew, saying they failed to help her.
Meanwhile, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said she was appalled at what happened with Kashmiri girl and Dangal star Zaira Wasim. She also sought “strict action” against the accused.
“Any harassment/crime against women should be dealt with swiftly & effectively. As a mother of 2 daughters I am appalled at what happened with @zairawasimz. Hope the relevant authorities take strict action,” Mehbooba tweeted.
Former J&K CM and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah also demanded legal action against an unidentified man accused of molesting “Dangal” actress Zaira Wasim on board a Delhi-Mumbai flight.
Omar tweeted: “The passenger should be identified to the police by @airvistara & a case filed for legal action. None of this ‘he fell at my feet so I forgive him’ rubbish!”. (KNS)