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#TimesUp for harassment to go unchecked: Sanam Saeed

Actor Sanam Saeed has joined the few celebrities who have lent their support to Meesha Shafi in her sexual harassment allegations against Ali Zafar.
Though the Cake and Zindagi Gulzar Hai star did not name the two singers in her Instagram post, she hailed Meesha for speaking up and explained to those defending Ali that anyone can ‘falter’.
“She did it… she spoke up… she broke the silence. Good on her and every single person who is speaking up,” Sanam started her post.
“For the rest of you passing judgment, take a few minutes to consider that it doesn’t take an evil person, non-family person or an overtly, sleazy, ill-mannered person to cross the line. It can be a good friend, relative, colleague, boss, family person, ‘decent’ person, successful, loved and admired person who falters,” she continued.
The actor stressed, “The tide is changing world over, they need to be shown, #timesup for this behavior to go unchecked.”
Sanam also assured those afraid to speak up of her support.
“For anyone afraid to speak up… we are here to support you. Let’s break the cycle together and support one another. Let inappropriate behaviour not go unchecked.”
“No matter when you choose to #SpeakUp, regardless of days, minutes, weeks or years. Feel at ease that you have shared your truth. Their voices must and will be heard,” she continued in her statement.