As the Yakub Memon’s scheduled hanging date draws closer, the support for him is increasingly getting louder with a plenty of prominent people questioning the government’s haste to hang this Mumbai blasts accused.
Bollywood actor Salman has now spoken from a public platform questioning the decision to hang Yakub.
Salman, whose latest movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan, has just created a record by crossing Rs 200 crore in a single week, has just tweeted.
His first tweet read, ” Hang tiger?” His tweets implied that the real culprit was Tiger, Yakub’s brother and the Indian establishment was hanging a wrong man.
However, Salman’s scriptwriter father Salim later slammed him on the issue, saying, “Whatever Salman has written is ridiculous and meaningless. Salman is ignorant of the issue and people should not take him seriously.”
He followed it up with a second tweet;
“Brother is being hanged for tiger. Aarre Whr is tiger?” (sic)
His subsequent tweets also urged Yakoob Memon’s brother, Tiger Memon, to openly announce his whereabouts and confess the crime.
One of his last tweets said it all about the actor’s stand on Yakub Memon’s hanging. Quoting the verse from Muslims’ holy book of Quran, the actor said the death of an innocent person was the death of humanity.
Salman also added that he would do anything to save his loved ones urging Tiger Memon, who is reportedly hiding in Pakistan, to do the same.
He said that he’d been wanting to tweet this for last three days but was afraid to do so adding that he was forced to express his opinion on a public platform because it ‘involves a man his family.”
Salman Khan, who has more than 13 million followers on twitter, ended his tweet series on Yakub Memon by asking people not to ever address his brother as Tiger, a symbol of bravery.
Experts have described the planned hanging of Yakub a travesty of justice.