Salman Khan Backtracks; Apologises For Tweets On Yakub Memon

Rashmi Daryanani , 27 Jul 2015
Salman Khan
Salman Khan

Twitter controversies are nothing new, and mostly recently, Salman Khan faced major backlash on the social networking site for a string of tweets he sent out regarding Yakub and Tiger Memon and the 1993 blasts. He had condemned the hanging of Yakub Memon, and said that Tiger should be brought to justice instead. The earlier tweet read, “Hang Tiger. Brother is being hanged for Tiger. Arre Where is Tiger? Get tiger hang him. Parade him not his brother.” In addition, he directed a tweet to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asking him whether Tiger was in his country.

Salman Khan's tweets (Source: Hindustan Times)
Salman Khan’s tweets (Source: Hindustan Times)

As you can imagine, this created quite the stir – BJP wanted the actor’s bail (in the 2002 hit-and-run case) cancelled, the Shiv Sena chief angrily asked whether Salman was trying to question the country’s judicial system, and Twitter reacted by trending the hashtags #SalmanWithTerrorist and #SalmanBeingIgnorant.

Salman’s dad, Salim Khan, publicly condemned the tweets, saying that they are “wrong” and “meaningless” and that he does not support it. Salman later deleted his tweets, and posted a series of clarifications – which, quite honestly, seem to have been written by his PR team. Take a look:

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