Zaira Wasim shouldn’t be ‘forced to apologise’ for meeting Mehbooba Mufti: Omar Abdullah

New Delhi [India], Jan. 16 : With the out-of-the-blue apology by 16-year-old Zaira Wasim, who played the critically acclaimed role of Geeta Phogat in Dangal sending shockwaves across the nation, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Monday came down heavily on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who had earlier met the actress following which trolls broke out on the social media.

Expressing how appalled he was at the development, Omar took to Twitter and stated that a 16-year-old shouldn't be forced to apologise and that too "allegedly for meeting @MehboobaMufti.

What are we coming to!!!!!" Continuing his attack on Mufti, Omar further said that he has a problem with the Chief Minister trying to usurp other people's success to cover up her own failures.

"But why punish/troll people she meets? These people succeed IN SPITE of the Govt not because of it so it's best to let them enjoy their success instead of trying to hijack it." the tweet added.

In a surprising move earlier today, Wasim, issued a shocking public apology letter for hurting the sentiments of people via her Facebook and Twitter account, however, the reasons of the her actions remain unclear and speculations are rife.

"I know that many people have been offended and displeased by my recent actions or by the people I have recently met.

I want to apologise to all those people who I've unintentionally hurt and want them to know that I understand their sentiments, especially considering what has happened (in Kashmir) over the past six months," she wrote in her letter.

Wasim also appealed to the people to understand that sometime certain circumstances evolve which cannot be controlled by anyone and added 'whatever' she did was a not a deliberate decision.

"I am being projected as a role model for Kashmiri youth. I want to make it very clear that I do not want anyone to follow in my footsteps or even consider me a role model.

I'm not proud of what I'm doing and I want everyone, especially the youth to know, that there are real role models out there whether they be in this time or in our history," she said.

However, the reason for the apology letter is not very clear, but it is speculated that Wasim, who posted this note after being trolled on social media for meeting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti a couple of days ago and allegedly calling her as a part of her film's success.

Wasim's post resulted in an outburst of reactions and speculations ranging from whether her account had been hacked, or whether she had received threats for meeting the Chief Minister.

Source: ANI