ZairaWasim The Other Side Story
ZairaWasim The Other Side Story
ZairaWasim,The actress in the recent hit movie Dangal actress revealed her distressing experience in a series of Instagram videos – one shot during the flight, during which the man’s foot can be seen next to her, and the other at the Mumbai airport in which the teary-eyed teen actress asks,
“It continued for another five to ten minutes and then I was sure of it. He kept nudging my shoulder and continued to move his foot up and down my back and neck,”
“Who is going to help us girls? If we don’t help ourselves, nobody will come ahead.”
She became overnight internet sensation top trending in Twitter with hashtag #ZairaWasimMolestation
The entire media rallied behind her
‘Who is going to help us girls?’ Dangal star #ZairaWasim narrates in-flight molestation attempt. NCW to send notice to @airvistara in this regard.#ITVideo
Watch more videos at https://t.co/NounxnP7mg pic.twitter.com/J9Y8MEvj6v
— India Today (@IndiaToday) December 10, 2017
— News18 (@CNNnews18) December 10, 2017
Within hours the identity of the man was found, his name published and address has shown publicly without knowing what actually happened. And then there are people who are trying to understand the situation from both point of view.
Women who suffer should stand up for themselves, but in the right way. They should Complain to the authorities, Confront the offender, take Legal recourse.
Speaking up on @instagram doesn’t count as standing up, for me at least. Sorry.
— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) December 10, 2017
Mumbai Police Arrests Man Accused Of Molesting Actor Zaira Wasim. If Found Guilty Must Be Punished Severely. Doesn’t Matter If Your Mom Supports #Pakistan, We Are With You #ZairaWasim. 🙏🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/sk3S5Pa3zw
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 10, 2017
I am traveling in flights for last 25 years but can’t understand HOW anyone can touch Neck and back with feet?#ZairaWasim story is Publicity STUNT nothing else
— #GauravPradhan 🇮🇳 (@DrGPradhan) December 10, 2017
— Financial Express (@FinancialXpress) December 11, 2017
Lets see if you are in the situation and what would you do ?
Don’t you turn around and take a look?
Don’t you tell the airline staff?
She did not even inform her mother about her situation?
Instead she drawn conclusion since a foot was peeping out from the sides of her armrest and because it was moving around for 5 to 10 minutes that the man was a molester.
She didn’t even wait to file a formal complaint with the airlines or didn’t respond when the airline asked you whether they should detain the accused.
She went home and cried herself out on Facebook and mixed imagination with fact and painted a really grotesque picture.
After man took into custody by police he stated that he was coming from attending his uncle’s funeral and was very tired and had requested the airline staff for a blanket and also told them not to disturb him for anything, not even food because he wanted to sleep. He also said that when his outstrecthed legs touched Ms. Wasim’s shoulder and when he realised it, he even apologised to her on the spot.
My husband is innocent, had no intention to molest. There was a young death in family,which is where he went , hadn’t slept for 24 hours. He asked crew to not disturb & wanted to sleep. His foot was on arm rest but not with intention to harass: Wife of accused in #ZairaWasim case pic.twitter.com/UA7WokkJfe
— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2017
The airline in its internal investigation confirmed most of the accused’s claims and attested to the fact that he was indeed sleeping throughout the flight.
But dispite that she decided to post in on her social media story.
Is it an easy sight to see someone’s foot beside your face? No. But is it sexual harassment? Is it molestation? NO
First she need to turn around and tell him that he is disturbing her, if that did not solve the problem then she could have tell her situation to the staff or could go on and file a formal complaint to the airline. Instead she used it for publicity.
— Vivek Kumar (@viiikkkkkk) December 11, 2017