The Narendra Modi government on August 5, last year revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status, and bifurcated the state into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh (Photo Credit: IANS)
Zaira Wasim, The Sky Is Pink star on Tuesday took to social media to share the plight of the people living in Kashmir. In her first post after the abrogation of Article 370, Zaira Wasim said, ‘Kashmiris suffer in a world where it is so easy to place restrictions on our liberty.’ The Narendra Modi government on August 5, last year revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status, and bifurcated the state into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh - hours after placing the entire Valley under a total clampdown.
In a detailed post on Instagram, Zaira Wasim wrote: “Kashmir continues to suffer and see-saw between hope and frustrationà¥¤ There’s a false and uneasy semblance of calmness in place of escalating despair and sorrowà¥¤ Kashmiris continue to exist and suffer in a world where it is so easy to place restrictions on our liberty. Why do we have to live in world where our lives and wills are controlled, dictated and bent? Why is it so easy to have our voices silenced? Why is it so easy to curtail our freedom of expression?
Zaira Wasim: Why is that life of a Kashmiri is just about experiencing a lifetime of crisis, blockade and disturbance. (Credits: IANS)
“Why aren’t we ever allowed to voice our opinions, let alone our disprovals to decisions that are made contrary to our wishes? Why is it that instead of trying to see the cause of our view, our view is just condemned ruthfully? What is so easy to curb our voices so severely? Why can we not live simple lives without always having to wrestle and remind the world of our existence. Why is that life of a Kashmiri is just about experiencing a lifetime of crisis, blockade and disturbance so abundantly that it has taken away the recognition of normalcy and harmony from the hearts and minds?” she added.
Zaira Wasim disassociated from the field of acting last year. Sharing a heartfelt note on Instagram, she talked about how the decision that she made 5 years ago changed her life. She said that she made the decision fearing her acting career is invading her religion. She was honoured with National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement by Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, at a ceremony in New Delhi in 2017.
Zaira Wasim rose to prominence by starring as a aspiring singer in the musical drama Secret Superstar in 2017 staring Amir Khan.