Mid-air blues

Mid-air blues

With actor Zaira Wasim alleging molestation on a Delhi-Mumbai flight, social media has been abuzz with positive and negative reactions. Some Bengalureans share their opinion on the incident with Metrolife.

 


Sachin Kumar, civil engineer

"After I saw the video posted by Zaira of the man's foot on her armrest, it was too much for me to take. People choose flights over buses and trains not just for the convenience factor but also because it is thought to be safer. However, with such incidences coming to light, it is clear that there is no safety even in the air. She was crying but no one came to help her, neither other passengers nor the cabin crew. It is sad to see that sometimes the onlookers like to have fun at the victim's expense and wait for the drama to unfold rather than helping. Having said that, I am glad that the airline has taken a stand."

Kailash Harsha, content producer

"It's very disappointing to hear something like this happening, regardless of the stature of the victim. It is absolutely unacceptable. On one hand, there are men who are fighting against various atrocities against women and on the other, there are men like these who portray the gender in a bad light. Their actions are undermining every effort that we are putting in to make sure women feel safe in all environments."

Nusrat Khan, clinical data coordinator

"Lately many incidents of molestation and abuse are taking place on aeroplanes. However, these incidences come out on social media and after some time everybody forgets about it and moves on. Here Zaira has the celebrity status. What about the common people who go through the same situation? Stringent laws should be put in place. Be it a celebrity or a commoner, the punishment should be as such that no dares to do it again."

Anindita Dhar, marketing professional

"Men like him deserve harsh punishment. I get that the wife is doing her bit to save her husband. But it is wrong to question why the young girl waited two hours to tweet - she was in the air and had no access to the internet. As a woman, I believe the young lady. As a parent of teenage children, I know how wary one has to be of men. How does his 'traumatised' state of mind, as claimed by his wife, allow him to put his feet up on the armrest? "

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