In an interview with a Pakistan media channel, Geo TV's show called Capital Talk, Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif had then delivered some shocking statements on Salman Khan's five-year-term in prison.
Salman Khan's controversies are always hot topic in India as well as in our neighbouring countries. In 2018, when Salman got convicted by a Jodhpur court in the blackbuck poaching case, many in India and outside the country spoke about it.
In an interview with a Pakistan media channel, Geo TV's show called Capital Talk, then Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif delivered some shocking statements on Salman Khan's five-year-term in prison.
Asif had come out with a rather weird rationale behind Salman Khan's conviction by attributing his fate to his religion. This is what he had said, "Khan was sentenced because he is a minority."
He further added, "To sentence him in a case that is twenty years old goes on to show that lives of those who are Muslims, 'untouchables' or Christians are not valued in India."
He also attacked India's ruling party and its alleged tool of politics. Asif added, "Maybe if he belonged to the religion of the ruling party of India, he would not have been given such a harsh punishment and the court might have been lenient with him."
In addition to a five-year jail term, the Bollywood star had also been slapped with a fine of Rs 10,000.
The other accused in the case are Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Neelam - and a local named Dushyant Singh, who have been acquitted in the case. They were in Rajasthan for the shoot of Hum Saath Saath Hain when the incident took place.
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Last Updated Feb 25, 2020, 3:54 PM IST