Salman Khan fights for Sarabjit release from Pakistan
Lahore: Bollywood top star Salman Khan has taken upon himself to fight Pakistan for the release of Indian Prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is languishing in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail for the past 22 years. Salman is garnering support online with his tweets to his fans seeking solidarity and making appeal to the Govt of Pakistan for Sarabjit’s release. Salman in his tweets said “Requesting the people of Pakistan to support me to help free Sarabjit who has been in prison since yrs . Please . Allah ka vasta.”
Salman added, “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 sarabjit back to his family after years. Hope u support me like its your own cause. B a part of 1 family`s happiness.” Sarabjit’s sister, Dalbir Kaur, who has led the campaign for his release in the last few years, held a dharna along with her family at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday.Showing sympathy towards Sarabjit’s sister, Salman said: “Wanted to tweet this for the longest time, saw a pic of Sarabit’s sister, it Killed me. Felt real sad for her. Help me help her.”
Making a personal request for the Indian prisoner, the actor tweeted: “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.”Sarabjit’s family claims that he had inadvertently crossed in Pakistan in an inebriated state August 1990 and was arrested there. He hails from Bhikhiwind village along the India-Pakistan border, 280 km from Chandigarh. Sarabjit was later mistaken as Manjit Singh and accused of planting two bombs in Pakistan which claimed 14 lives. He was sentenced to death by Pakistani courts even though his family here claimed that he was completely innocent.