A video has been going viral on social media where celebrity hairstylist Jawed Habib is seen spitting on a woman’s head while giving her a haircut.
The woman in question filed a police case against Jawed Habib for spitting on her head during a seminar in western Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar town earlier this week.
The video of the incident went viral on social media and Habib can be heard telling the audience, "If there is a shortage of water, use saliva".
He then goes on to spit on the woman's head.She also said that the hairstylist invited her to the stage and misbehaved with her. She continued to say that Habib showed that one could use one’s spit when water is not available.
The authenticity of the video and the date of incidence has not been confirmed yet, but it has gone viral on social media. A woman, who claims to be the person in the video, came forward to share her experience. She said that her name is Pooja Bhat, a resident of Baraut, who attended Jawed Habib’s seminar the previous day.
Pooja further stated that she did not get her haircut done and would get it from a local shop on the corner of a street, but never from Jawed Habib .
Not only that but he could have easily used water to remove dryness from her hair but instead he chose to spit on her head , this is definitely a harrasment case where the lady was humiliated in front of hundreds of people and instead of supporting her and helping her everyone started laughing and cheering jawed Habib . Nowhere you can see an audience worse than this .
The Mentality of the audience can be seen when they are laughing and cheering when Jawed said “Agar paani ki kami hai naa…thook mein jaan hain,” the hairstylist says. The even more ridiculous thing is that he did not even asked the woman of he can spit on her head and casually did it as if that is what he regularly does .
The National Commission for Women also stepped in and asked the UP Police to take cognisance of the matter. Jaweb Habib, in fact , later issued a statement and an apology.
Explaining his actions, he said, "I just want to say one thing…these are professional workshops, as in, they're attended by people from within our profession. When these sessions get very long, we've to make them humorous. If you're hurt are, I apologise from the bottom of my heart."