Bollywood actor Salman Khan has retracted the controversial tweets over Yakub Memon, the lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blast. Following the strong reaction against the tweet from political parties and social media users, the actor apologises. He said, in the tweet, Yakub Memon should not be hanged but his brother Tiger Memon should.
“I would like to unconditionally apologise for any misunderstanding I may have created unintentionally,” tweets Salman Khan.
Tweeting the apology, the 49-year-old actor condemned those he called his tweets anti-religious and maintained that he respected all faiths and religions.
I would like to unconditionally apologise for any misunderstanding I may have created unintentionally.
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) July 26, 2015
Salman Khan said his father, Salim Khan, called him to retract his tweet as it has potential to create misunderstanding. Speaking about the judiciary, he clarifies that he has complete faith in judiciary of the country. “I have not said or implied that Yakub Memon is innocent. I have complete faith in the judicial system of our country,” he said in the tweet.
After all, Salman said he stood by his comment that Tiger Memon should hang for his crimes. “ What I also said is that Yakub Memon should not hang for him.Many lives were lost in the Mumbai blasts. And I have repeatedly said the loss of one innocent life is equal to the loss of all humanity.”