MUMBAI: Bollywood celebrities have reacted strongly to the death of the Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan.”Petty-minded” politics took away his life, feels the fraternity.
Salman Khan, who had launched an online petition asking for Sarabjit Singh’s freedom in 2012, Thursday mourned the death of the Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan. Last year, Salman had urged his fans and the public to join an online petition that he planned to give to the Pakistan government in a bid to free Sarabjit. He tweeted today:
Freedom at last hope they give him to his fly. v all tried, guess nt hard enough. may god give his family strength n his soul rest in peace
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 2, 2013
Here’s what other celebrities posted on Twitter on his death:
His death will always be a reminder of petty minded politics. RIP #SarabjitSingh
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@mbhandarkar268) May 2, 2013
Some day I may forget Kargil but will never forget Sarabjit’s murder. It is an act of extreme meanness by a very petty minded establishment
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) May 2, 2013
#Sarabjit Singh’s death has pushed the Indo- Pak relationship to the brink. The Pak civil society needs to push their govt to act humanly!
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) May 2, 2013
Dear Sarabjit’s family.Like the family’s of Nirbhaya,the beheaded solider,the 5yr ol raped girl.Your son too will not get justice.
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) May 2, 2013
With Sarabjit’s death, Pak has painted itself a heartless villain, even in the most forgiving Indians eye. Unforgettable insensitivity. RIP
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 2, 2013
I feel betrayed as an Indian.
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) May 2, 2013
Sarabjit Singh, on death row in Pakistan after being convicted for terror strikes in the country, had been comatose since April 26, when he was savagely attacked by two fellow prisoners at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail. He had spent over 20 years in jail.
Sarabjit Singh died early Thursday in a Lahore hospital.