Salman Khan apologises for tweets on Yakub Memon
Salman Khan was fearing to share his views about the Supreme Court’s order to hang Yakub Memon since past two-three days and his fear turned out to be true after he expressed his feelings for the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict.
Deleting his previous tweets that seemed to be backing Yakub Memon and his family, Khan in his fresh stand clarified that he never said that Yakub was innocent but demanded hanging for Tiger Memon, who is the brother Yakub and is also the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts mastermind. He tweeted, “I had tweeted that Tiger Memon should hang for his crimes and I stand by it. What i also said is that Yakub Memon should not hang for him,� posted Salman in his first tweet, adding, “I have not said or implied that Yakub Memon is innocent. I have complete faith in the judicial system of our country.”
He also expressed pain for the 270 deaths in the Mumbai serial blasts that rocked the city 22 years back.
“Many lives were lost in the Mumbai blasts. And I have repeatedly said the loss of one innocent life is equal to the loss of all humanity,” tweeted the actor.
He also divulged the reason behind him removing the controversial tweets from his Twitter page. “My dad called & said I should retract my tweets as they have the potential to create misunderstanding. I here by retract them,”
He then unconditionally apologized for his remarks that created misunderstanding and also described the happening as unintentional. “I would like to unconditionally apologise for any misunderstanding I may have created unintentionally,”
At the end of the series of his tweets, Khan also slammed those who had been alleging that he made the remarks keeping his religion in mind and claimed that he has always respected all religions and will keep doing that. “I also strongly condemn those who are claiming my tweets are anti religious. I have always said I respect all faiths and I always will,” concluded Khan.
However, even when the actor has apologized for his remarks, there are many who don’t want to let the opportunity to grabbing the limelight go by and are still strongly condemning the actor for his tweets.
Several politicians as well as advocates are saying that Khan should be legally punished for making such comments which seem to be opposing the Supreme Court and the Indian Judiciary.