Zaira Wasim laments over ‘Kashmir’, claims her freedom is restricted

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Former Bollywood entertainer Zaira Wasim, who had quit acting to embrace Islam took to Instagram on Monday to say that the UT of Jammu and Kashmir continued to suffer and claimed that voices of Kashmiris are being silenced.

The former Bollywood actress continued to mislead the public on the issue of the normalcy of Kashmir as she went on to make incorrect claims on the status of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir in her Instagram post.

Wasim wrote, “Kashmir continues to suffer and see-saw between hope and frustration। There’s a false and uneasy semblance of calmness in place of escalating despair and sorrow. 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 a 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? 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?

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She further wrote, “Hundreds of questions like these-unanswered; leaving us bewildered and frustrated, but our frustrations find no outlet. The authority doesn’t make the slightest effort to put a stop to our doubts and speculations but Stubbornly tend to go their own way to confine our existence mired in a confused, conflicted and a paralysed world. But I ask the world, what has altered your acceptance of the misery and oppression we’re being subjected to? Do not believe the unfair representation of the facts and details or the rosy hue that the media has cast on the reality of the situation. Ask questions, re-examine the biased assumptions. Ask questions. For our voices have been silenced- and for how long….none of us really know!”.

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Continuing her fear-mongering rhetoric, Wasim claimed, “But I ask the world, what has altered your acceptance of the misery and oppression we’re being subjected to? Do not believe the unfair representation of the facts and details or the rosy hue that the media has cast on the reality of the situation. Ask questions, re-examine the biased assumptions. Ask questions. For our voices have been silenced- and for how long….none of us really know!”

The 19-year-old Srinagar-born former actor, in a hurry to get some media attention, seems to have resorted to fear-mongering and melodrama on Jammu and Kashmir. Ever since the abrogation of Article 370, the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been returning to normalcy with peace prevailing across the region. There have been no incidents of violence, stone-pelting or public outrage in a region that had seen nothing but violence for decades. Though the terrorists had tried to fear-monger, by killing traders and shopkeepers, the government has been able to maintain peace.

Pertaining to restrictions on the internet and communication, the government had taken a few effective steps to prevent the volatile situation in Kashmir post Article 370 abrogation. However, following the return of normalcy in the union territory of J&K, the administration has been easing restrictions that were placed earlier. Just a few days back, restrictions placed over 150 websites were removed, enabling people to now access the websites.

Read: Jammu and Kashmir: Administration releases a list of 153 ‘whitelisted’ websites after broadband and 2G mobile internet was restored 

The easing of the internet comes after the J&K administration had restored voice and SMS facilities on all prepaid mobiles across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The bleeding heart ‘liberals’ who keep lamenting over the internet restrictions in Kashmir, often conveniently ignore the brutal violence, bandhs and atrocities at the hands of Islamic terrorists that the region had suffered for decades. However, Bollywood ‘liberals’ like Zaira Wasim, who had recently said goodbye to a career that saw a total of 3 films, claiming that it was taking her away from ‘Islam’, has perhaps tried the ‘Kashmir-card’ to gain media headlines.

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