While actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with his estranged wife Aaliya Siddiqui, Nawazuddin’s niece has now filed a sexual harassment case against her uncle at Jamia police station in Delhi. She has alleged that she was abused when she was a child at the age of nine.
The woman who is now married and lives with her husband in the capital said she was raised by a stepmother as her parents got divorced when she was two. She quoted,
As a child I didn’t understand thinking it was my uncle, but when I grew up I realised it was a different kind of touch. There was violence too.
She has also alleged that the actor didn’t support her against his brother. She said Nawazuddin’s reaction to her accusation was
Chacha hai, aisa kabhi nahi kar sakte (he is your uncle, he can’t do this).
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The woman had a court marriage and claims her father and her uncle have been harassing her in-laws as well. She told the media,
Even after my marriage, my father and Nawaz bade papa was also involved, filed false cases to harass my in-laws. If they would have been strict then this would not have happened. They never believed me.
Sharing how she expected Nawazuddin to understand her, she said,
Nawaz bade papa once asked me what I want to do in life, I told him all that was happening with me and that I felt mentally disturbed. But he said there is nothing like that. I thought that at least bade papa (Nawazuddin) would understand, he lives in a different society and would have a different mentality. But he was like your uncle can never do this.
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Aaliya on the other hand took to twitter to express her vindication. She wrote,
This is just the beginning. Thanking God for sending so much support already. Lot will be revealed, shocking the world as I am not the only one who suffered in silence. Let’s see how much of TRUTH money can buy & who all would they continue to BRIBE.
She also quoted how ever child needs support and child abuse must be reported.
Children need care & support. No one should take advantage of any helpless child. I am happy to know that every person who has information of child abuse is punished for failing to report the offence. Non-reporting of cases to protect image of person or family is a bigger crime.
Who knew about this offence & kept quiet, time will tell. Lets see who is finally punished for CRIME & for NON-REPORTING & Who will be “LET-GO”. Image & Reputation of NONE is more important then life & safety of a child. SAD. The child had to stand for herself without support.
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