MUMBAI: In the beginning of this year, founder of ‘Being Human’, Bollywood’s superstar Salman Khan offered to bail out about 400 jail inmates in Uttar Pradesh, who could not afford to pay for their fine.
Yesterday, the actor, in another humane gesture, has come forward in support of Sarabjeet Singh, an Indian farmer, who strayed into Pakistan by mistake and was then imprisoned in solitary confinement. Singh is currently facing the death row.
Pakistani authorities consider him as Manjit Singh, convicted for his alleged involvement in 1990 serial bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan. He is imprisoned in the Kot Lakhpat jail since 1990.
On 26th June 2012, it was reported that Pakistan’s President had ordered his release. 5 hours later this pardon was revoked and it was claimed that another prisoner Surjeet Singh was released, not Sarabjeet.
Salman reached out over Twitter to the people of Pakistan, "Requesting the people of pakistan to support me to help free sarabjeet who has been in prison since 30 yrs. Please. Allah ka vasta.
"Request the to the awam of pakistan, member’s of the press, govt of pakistan, president zardari, a humble request. It would be the most amazing gesture, to send sarabjeet back to his family after 30 years. Hope u support me like its your own cause.
“Be a part of one family’s happiness. Wanted to tweet this for the longest time, saw a pic of sarabjeets sister, it killed me. Felt real sad for her. Help me help her. Its a personal request to all of u in pakistan to send sarabjeet bak to his family in punjab, hope u find it in your hearts to help.”