Sonam Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and other Bollywood stars also tweeted about the sad demise of the Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan
Bollywood star Salman Khan, who had launched an online petition asking for Sarabjit Singh‘s freedom in 2012, Thursday mourned the death of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan. “Freedom at last. Hope they give him to his family. We all tried, guess not hard enough. May god give his family strength and his soul rests in peace,” Salman posted on Twitter.
Last year, Salman 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, who was comatose since April 26 after being savagely attacked by fellow prisoners at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore Sarabjit passed away early Thursday in a city hospital. He had spent over 20 years in jail and was sentenced to death for the Lahore and Multan bomb blasts that left 14 people dead.
Here’s what Bollywood celebrities posted on Twitter on Sarabjit’s death:
Salman Khan: Freedom at last. Hope they give him to his family. We all tried, guess not hard enough. May god give his family strength and his soul rest in peace.
Sonam Kapoor: I feel betrayed as an Indian.
Farhan Akhtar: With Sarabjit’s death, Pakistan has painted itself a heartless villain, even in the most forgiving Indian’s eye. Unforgettable insensitivity. RIP.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Pakistan should have sent his body earlier to India. Feel sad for Sarabjit Singh’s family. For them, the long hopeful wait has come to a sad end. His death will always be a reminder of petty minded politics.
Javed Akhtar: 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.
Mahesh Bhatt: Sarabjit Singh’s death has pushed the Indo-Pak relationship to the brink. The Pakistan civil society needs to push their government to act humanly.
Kunal Kohli: Dear Sarabjit’s family. Like the families of Nirbhaya, the beheaded solider, the 5-year-old old raped girl. Your son too will not get justice.
Sophie Choudry: RIP Sarabjit Singh. Strength, prayers and condolences to the family. Hate may have killed him, but red tape let him die.
Aadesh Shrivastava: Sarabjit ki mout ka zimmeydaar Pakistan ke saath saath hamari sarkaar bhi zimmedaar hai..bahut hi dukh ki aur sharm ki baat hai. (Our government is equally responsible just like Pakistan’s government for Sarabjit’s death. It is a matter of grief of shame.)
Rest in peace, Sarabjit Singh.