Six reasons why Salman Khan does not deserve jail time

Published: May 8, 2015
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When even the victims have requested for relief and not a harsh punishment for him, would the law not be kind enough to consider the ordeal of this man? PHOTO: AFP

When even the victims have requested for relief and not a harsh punishment for him, would the law not be kind enough to consider the ordeal of this man? PHOTO: AFP When even the victims have requested for relief and not a harsh punishment for him, would the law not be kind enough to consider the ordeal of this man? PHOTO: AFP

Hum yahan ke Robin Hood Panday hain, kia samjhay?

(I am the Robin Hood Panday of this area, got it?)

A famous line from one his most popular movies aptly summarises the 49-year-old man who has put his heart, blood, soul and spirit in Hindi cinema. I cannot recall any artist, whether struggling or established, not being helped or supported by this generous heart.

An apt example of this is the propaganda against Shahrukh Khan on the release of his movie My name is Khan, which in fact would have been subjected to a lot of backlash had it not been for this man who stood up for SRK when nobody was sure enough to speak on the issue.

Salman Salim Khan – born in a rather different family which is home to more than two religions and a lot of different cultures, where Eid is as special as Ganesh Chaturti – exemplifies the true meaning of  “being human” in every way.

Where many of them subjected him to much criticism for putting up a charity front for PR and image building, this man could not care less. He spells himself around people who are genuine and he would not leave any stone unturned to make sure they are supported and well looked after.

In 2002, Salman was booked under a hit and run case where he accidently hit five people sleeping on the footpath out of which one of the victims died. As per the story, he fled the scene and was booked under culpable homicide.

I am a firm believer that whatever you do, you have to pay a certain price for it and so it was justified for the law to try him as justice should be granted.

Between 13 years of going back and forth on the case, he was fined Indian Rs19 lakhs, which he paid. The victims who had nowhere to sleep but the footpath were compensated and provided with a roof over their head and a better lifestyle.

Booking a celebrity as larger than life as him is quite an achievement in itself. Putting charges like culpable homicide, rash driving, hit and run are serious offences. Irrespective of the fact that Salman was booked for all these charges after he was interrogated at his home and in his neighbourhood where the accident took place. He was then taken to the nearest police station to record his statement, which clearly indicated that he did not have enough room to run but only hit – but then again the law is always right.

After 13 years, the opposition, however, does not want to treat him like an ordinary citizen, as he was booked for all the charges like an ordinary man when the accident happened, and now they want to set an example by giving him an ‘exemplary punishment’ so that no one (average or celebrity) would commit such a heinous crime again.

I say, he did not deserve any of it.

Why you ask? Well, here are six reasons to prove so:

1. He’s a superstar running a non-profitable organisation that is solely developed for the purpose of helping humans and has donated as low as Indian Rs42 crores or more in a time span of two years to help better the lives of the under-privileged.

2. He helped groom various actors in the film fraternity such as Hrithik Roshan, Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Himmesh Reshmaiyya, along with others. He also helped re-launch the careers for actors like Govinda, Sanjay Dutt, Jacquiline Fernandez, Katrina Kaif and the list goes on.

3. Like any family man, he has always protected his family from the media.

4. He has always had a heart of gold and is a very giving person without expecting anything in return – never on the receiving end but always on the giving end.

5. He believes in being human and being himself.

6. He is the finest national asset the Indian film fraternity holds.

I do not claim that he should be pardoned because he’s a superstar and we are blinded by his fame and glamour but I do feel that he has given half of his life for entertaining the Asian community.

I mean how many of us have grown up without his songs or his lines or his movies or his style statement not being a part of our life in some way or the other? He has made a difference which cannot be defended by a hate speech. And the difference that he’s made is mostly seen as a result of people getting a better life or smiling or being happy somehow or the other.

With Rs200 crores riding on this man while he faces the verdict, isn’t it time for the film industry and the ones that he stood up for in spite and irrespective of their circumstances stand for him to get mercy?

Isn’t it time for people to realise that he also is a son, a brother, a kind soul who did commit a mistake but has suffered more than he should have or any of us would have had to.

Has he not gone through this for 13 years, now suffering from trigeminal neuralgia, a bachelor life and the only pleasure he gets from it is by entertaining people and making them happy?

That must be torturous.

He’s lived a simple life, living in his apartment in Bandra while he owns a 150 acre plot in Panvel because he likes his home. Many living near his vicinity have been favoured in many ways because it’s his neighbourhood. So for a man who, even before endorsing a detergent, would consult his mother and as if she uses it or not, why is there so such hate and no leniency at all?

How is it fair? But you are the law Mr Deshpande. And as he states, the law is just and he will do exactly as the law states.

Salman now holds the right to take up the case from the session court to the high court. As the latest development in the case, his jail sentence has been suspended since the case is still between hearings and appeal.

But knowing Salman, it wouldn’t matter to him if the verdict is for or against him unless it’s by the law and he would follow it because he’s a man of principles and he’s proved it time and again by his actions.

When even the victims have requested for relief and not a harsh punishment for him, would the law not be kind enough to consider the ordeal of this man? Only time can tell. But rest assured; controversy’s favourite child will not fall short on making a difference in the world where ever he is and whatever he does.

In his own words and as he believes,

“Wo Jeena bhi koi jeena hai… jismein Kick na ho, pagli?”

(What sort of life is it if it does not have a Kick?)

Good luck Salman Khan.

Sarah Sohail

Sarah Sohail

Tinker bell in vain , Digital Marketing professional based out of Dubai who in interested in music, entertainment and digital marketing. She tweets @sarskhan2

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Saqib Ali

    None of the six stated reasons excuse the killing of a innocent person. When you drink and drive then it is not a mere unfortunate accident but a felony. So please, superhero or a world philanthropist – No one is above the law.

    It is sad but also infuriating to see articles, tweets and blogs defending SK. None of them would be so eager to defend him if he had driven over their family member and then refused to take responsibility for it.Recommend

  • javad

    So the guy kills people and you think he should be let off?

    See this is the problem with the Sub-Continent. The VIP culture dominates. The guy is a megastar and has not had to go to jail for 13 years exactly due to being that- A megastar. I like Salman ( Bigg Boss has not been the same without him) but a crime has to be punished.

    At least our Indian brethren know how to implent the punishment. Or maybe Salman should just halla bol on the thana like a certain someone did recently?

    The law is the law and applicable to everyone. We should learn from this!Recommend

  • Sridhar Kaushik

    Looks like the writer is related to the actor. Otherwise, such a sentence as above would be utter stupidity.
    One of the victims came on the NDTV show and said he was hurt so bad that he had to move back to his village. He has not received any financial remuneration. The rupees 19 lakhs the writer talks about is the fine court imposed. It is not a charity given by the actor. That money is held up by the court due to various issues and has not reached the victims.
    So, get your facts straight.Recommend

  • Maj Nusrat Baloch

    He deserves an absolute fair trial considring his good deeds, noble works,character and his clean past with no intentional crimes. I wish him a very good luck and may he come out of this as a free man. Inshaa AllahRecommend

  • anon0912

    Wow Sarah,I cant believe you even wrote this.He may be a celebrity but that doesn’t mean he is above the
    law.He may have groomed other poor actors just like him but that doesn’t justify him taking a mans life,running over 4 others in the process while drunk and then running away from the scene of the crime.You know who runs away ? guilty people.And you must know how this poor soul gets compensated for “entertaining” us,they pay him loads and loads of money.Before i go did you really type this ? “Has he not gone through this for 13 years, now suffering from a bachelor life” i am sure its quite daunting being a bachelor and an icon in India.This poor guy.I feel so sorry for him that he doesn’t live on his 150 acre plot.Recommend

  • manik

    SERIOUSLY? He was drunk, not an “accident”Recommend

  • ST

    I do hope that this article was written as macabre satire. You have provided no source of legal implication which surely should be the only qualifying reason why he doesn’t receive jail time. For the reasons that you have given, allow me to go as far as to say that Pablo Escobar should not have gone to jail because he did extraordinary amounts of social work.
    The justice system exists on the premise of praise and blame, and one is to be charged fairly under the law for their individual actions. In this case, the charge is culpable homicide whilst driving under the influence of alcohol (which the article fails to mention). It is ludicrous and dangerous to misalign the legal proceedings with emotional tripe and try to wash justice over.
    No one can take away the social contributions that Mr. Khan has made and the lives that he has touched with his work; however please do not misalign the legal consequences of his actions with the above.Recommend

  • Critical

    Being a South Indian,I’m not a keen follower of Bollywood and have no fandom there…But from what I learnt from Salman Khan

    He is blessed with good looks,slightly above average actor..During the 90s,he was just running around like a playboy with many affairs with actresses..

    He threatened his ex-gf Aishwarya Rai and his new bf Vivek Oberoi,was involved in drunken driving,shot down an endangered species..Even his father showed disgust at his behavior

    His movies were flopping and he was heading towards mediocrity

    Then he founded a NGO called “Being Human” in 2007..Made sure if he donate Re 1,he would get it covered by media…Publicized his Ganesh pooja to show his secular nature

    and now people think he’s the greatest person on this world…

    FYI,many movie stars like Rajinikanth have quietly donated millions of rupees over the past 3 decades with no advertisement and noone knew it till recently…

    Hardly 1% of Indians knew who Kailash vidyarthi was before he got the Nobel Prize

    So,according to you,a man can kill people as long as he does some charityRecommend

  • Pin2

    “He killed 5 innocent people and has been convicted of man slaughter…….”

    Isnt this a good enough reason for him to serve jail time.Recommend

  • Critical

    Just want to know, How many men can Bill Gates kill without getting punishment???

    Six Reasons why Bill Gates shouldnt be punished if he commits homicide

    1.He’s a billionaire running an NGO and is committed to donate 99% of his wealth before he dies …42 crores is something he earns every 10 minutes

    2.He has helped many startups like Ecolabs,LightSail,Eggs,Aquion Energy..he even helped his biggest rival Steve Jobs when Apple was facing bankruptcy

    3. Like any family man, he has always protected his family from the media.

    4. He has always had a heart of gold and is a very giving person
    without expecting anything in return – never on the receiving end but
    always on the giving end.

    5. He believes in being human and being himself.

    6. He is the finest national asset the world fraternity holds

    I guess he can commit genocide on a small African country and get away with itRecommend

  • Sandeep Gautam

    My goodness! Are you serious?Recommend

  • SAY

    Thats a difference in thinking of people at both sides of border.
    Please don’t judge by the news reports on our Indian televisions and crap news papers that people feel he shouldn’t be convicted.
    Like you mentioned i am also one of his billion fans….but thats his profession…he is paid to play his role to entertain us…
    What the case is about is matter of Rule n Justice according to Law of land and none of you or any of us for that matter can interfere in this…except for GOD
    If you guys are really pious and belive in any of the religion on earth and think that Salman Khan is good man, then you also belive the fact that whatever happens to good people happens with the consent of GOD…may be this is GODs wish let things happen the way they are destined to beRecommend

  • Faraz Talat

    Here are six reasons why he deserves jail:

    1. He got drunk and ran his land cruiser into a group of homeless people, crushing one to death; and then tried to escape.
    2. …
    3. …
    4. …
    5. …
    6 …Recommend

  • Priya

    Salman was drunk when he “accidentaly” hit those people on the pavement.
    And because of his “giving nature ” , he coerced his driver to admit to the crimes which he did.Recommend

  • Ali

    I was 100% sure that only a girl fan of Sallu might have written this article.Recommend

  • appan

    All good work is fine. In the eyes of law, a, drunk drive b. Rash driving c. driving without valid driving licence d. Killing someone and injuring others are crimes and hence he deserves punishment.

    Further he is also involved in other criminal cases such as hunting black buck which is a protected animal and revered by local tribals. Sanjay Dutt, another actor, is currently undergoing prison term for possessing arms. So why mercy to be shown to salman.Recommend

  • Arsalan

    In an ideal judicial system, all are equal before the law. There should never be an exception for a person doing any other good deeds. So, if Mother Teresa had murdered someone, she deserved to be tried in court as a normal murderer. She wouldn’t be spared by saying “Since she had given a great service to humanity, she has a right to be commit a crime”. That’s not reasonable. Suppose if this precedence is set what you are suggesting, then the justice system will go in drains. No one from Bhutto family could be dragged in court because of “their services for democracy”, Malik Riaz couldn’t be tried in court for anything because of projects like Bahria Datarkhwan etc etc. This will lead all criminals to get involved in some constructive or social work and hence getting clean chit for everything. The result will be a disastrous jungle-like nation.Recommend

  • waleed

    So in short if a good man commits a crime he should not have to face consequences, maybe then bill gates should be allowed atleast one scot free kill because well he fits the above criteria more than salman khan, mother teresa should have been allowed two atleast and well all the good people out there you dont have to worry about killing anymore because if you are rich and generous than well good for you….feel sorry for the poor though they might be more nice than salman khan but since they dont have the money then well bad luck for youRecommend

  • http://www.sepia-paper.deviantart.com Muhammed Waqar Younis

    Yeah he MUST be forgiven while a common man MUST be convicted cause he is a BETTER man then a COMMON man…Driving drunk and crushing a person is no bad thing, its just like stepping on an antRecommend

  • AS

    Yea sure, makes sense. He has a heart of gold and helped establish few actors in the film industry, so let’s forget that he killed one person and injured another. Honestly?
    What kind of twisted logic is that?Recommend

  • Dang

    What a waste of time this article.Recommend

  • M Waqas Sajid

    Dear sarah sohail, please be logical to prove your points. Like you said “He helped groom various actors in the film fraternity such as Hrithik Roshan, Varun bla bla bla” which gives him the license to kill someone ?

    Or “He believes in being human and being himself.” so he can do whatever he wants — even taking human’s life ?

    Also, “He is the finest national asset the Indian film fraternity holds.” so he can’t be tried for murder.

    Highly, highly, highly illlogical statements.Recommend

  • HKhan

    I guess this article indicates that as long as you are a celebrity with good looks, you have the license to go insane and kill a few people too. What a joke. Cant even stop smiling at such a ridiculous article.Recommend

  • Tarun

    The law will take its own course. But, people higher up the food chain, seldom worry about that. See, he is already a free man.Recommend

  • Arsha

    Completely disagree.
    Murder is murder and law cannot be subjective else it would set a dangerous precedent. Any rich person after committing a crime can fuel a massive PR campaign highlighting all his charity etc etc and be exonerated for his crime.

    What about another criminal not with that much money but bringing 50 witnesses to assert that he does all he can to help others around him. Would you use the same yardstick? Or is it only the rich celebrity who gets the consideration?Recommend

  • A Lodhi

    I guess being a celebrity and having good looks gives you the right to kill people. Cant stop laughing reading this article on how the writer is sympathizing with a foolish act of cowardness of hit and run.Recommend

  • ajeet

    That’s why we have judges determining the fate of criminals and not tinker bell. Somehow the criminals become exemplary citizens just before judgement day.Recommend

  • HIGH

    Stupid blog from this woman. Blood money, pardoning or whatever aren’t present in our Indian judiciary. Everything is in the hands of Judge and I am absolutely sure that he’ll go to jail. U may not know that he has another wild life act case pending in the court. He’ll definitely get another 5 yrs for killing protected endangered animal in the wild sanctuary.Recommend

  • Jahanzeb Khan

    very immature piece of writing. A person who 1) goes to the club midnight while taking on driving seat 2) gets drunk 3) again takes on the driving seat even if his driver is available and he tells him it is not safe for him to drive 4) drives at about 100 km/h which is about twice the allowed speed limit 5) crashes into a bakery and runs over homeless people sleeping on the foot path 6) kills one of them and injures 4 others 7) runs away from the scene 8) when arrested and investigated tells hundreds of lie about the incident 9) pays money to buy witnesses and 10) delays his case just by using money and you say that he shoudn’t get punished….grow up miss…!!!Recommend

  • Sher

    I do hope that this article was written as macabre satire. You have provided no source of legal result which surely should be the only qualifying reason why he doesn’t receive jail time. For the reasons that you have given, allow me to go as far as to say that Pablo Escobar should not have gone to jail because he did extraordinary amounts of social work.
    The justice system exists on the premise of praise and blame, and one is to be charged fairly under the law for their individual actions. In this case, the charge is culpable homicide whilst driving under the influence of alcohol (which the article fails to mention). It is ludicrous and dangerous to misalign the legal proceedings with emotional tripe and try to wash justice over.
    No one can take away the social contributions that Mr. Khan has made and the lives that he has touched with his work; however please do not misalign the legal consequences of his actions with the above.Recommend

  • Cosmo

    No sir, this is India, not Pakistan. Here there is no concept of blood money. Only law prevails and law is equal for everyone and it does not take into account the the six points u have stated. Coz if it were to be then no rich indian would ever respect the law Or go behind the bar!Recommend

  • Prashant

    You conveniently forgot to mention that the guy was heavily drunk and was driving. The coward ran away rather than helping the inured and dying victims. Why is your heart bleeding for such an uncivilized coward. Do you accept such a thing by a so called star in a civilized country.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad

    Article is a joke.Recommend

  • Faulitics

    Hmm…Does Salman Khan also doesn’t deserve jail if he drove over your relative too?Recommend

  • Ranjan

    I’ll give you 6 reasons why he doesn’t deserves jail.
    1. He is rich.
    2. He is influential.
    3. He is popular in Pakistan.
    4. He is a Muslim. And since Muslims are above people of all other religion and faith, he is above law.
    5.
    He is a Muslim. And since India is a secular country, India has to give
    him preferential treatment. If he is convicted, it’s not because of the
    crime he committed but because he is a muslim and India is a
    Hindu country run by greedy Hindu banyas headed by a murderer PM.
    6. His name is Khan.Recommend

  • Sanju-baba

    a brave cop on screen,ran away from the accident scene after crushing half a dozen people under his SUV,that too when he was drunk to the hilt.before this incident he had earned his spurs by killing endangered black Bucks in an area where people regard these animals as their offsprings.he nevertheless kept on spanking his girl-friends from time to time.charity can’t be a facade for breaking laws and that too on regular basis.one of the superstars has learned it while cooling his heels in prison for some time.its time for his ”bhai” to say ”chal mere bhai”.Recommend

  • Tony Singh

    A person who drinks and drives, kills one and make other “Apang”, and he calls himself Dabang?? Being human is not running away from the scene of accident and hiding but to take them to hospital.Recommend

  • mohd
  • mohd

    Sarah you doesn’t know 19 lacs divided by all victims. not a single victim can buy roof or decent lifestyle by this amount in Mumbai, even with this amount you cannot buy Tin sheet roof in Mumbai,forget for decent roofRecommend

  • MullaPayjama

    Nice one..especially last two points…actually every paksitanis only want to hear your last two points…cheers..India is no pakistan similarly…and moreover salman has already said that he is hindu-muslim….so pakistanis need not worry..and moreover…salman earns atleast if not more 500 crore paki rs…every year..which criminal would not love this thing…but justice will prevail as..indians have a different mindset…we are not the one’s that will pray for bin laden death….or kill innocent childrens in kashmir by training so called freedom fighters of pakistan………Recommend

  • siesmann

    Simple reason is Indian law doesn’t accept Qisas.Death incurred by the fault of somebody is answerable to the state.Even if relatives of affected decide to forgive somebody,he is still a Mujrim.Mr .Khan is really a very good human and humane,but is still liable for his crime.(cf. Sharia Law)Recommend

  • wb

    You forgot lying in the court and then paying his driver to take the blame.

    I don’t understand why the court did not punish him for perjury.Recommend

  • wb

    Well said. But one correction. India is not secular. India is Islamic Republic of India.Recommend

  • wb

    For once, I agree with you 100%.Recommend

  • kartikey mishra

    As we know that in India there are more than 100 of accidents happened daily but nobody cares that who were driving the car or bike .the hype that media had created about Salman khan because he is a big man in india & he should not be in jail.
    90% people dont want him in jail so they were praying for him. salman is a real hero of India …….Recommend

  • prateek

    You are one of those who believe in blood money but that is accepted in Pakistan not in India. He has to pay to all the victims and also serve the jail term. The organization he runs sell products which common people buy so the money is not entirely his but of the consumers. And social work does not mean he is above law. No wonder you are a Pakistani.Recommend

  • wb

    LOL. Slightly above average actor?!! His acting can cause heart attacks. He’s actually just as bad an actor as Rajni Kanth. Or maybe slightly better than him.Recommend

  • wb

    By the way, he has no clean past. Perhaps, because he’s a Muslim, you’re willing to overlook his multiple crimes like assaults, possession of weapons, wanton hunting of endangered and protected animals and others.Recommend

  • wb

    Dear Sarah Sohail,

    Will you change your opinion, if you’re made aware of the fact that the homeless victims who died on the street and were injured were all MUSLIMS?

    Perhaps, better Muslims who never drank alcohol or committed haram.

    Will this change your mind?Recommend

  • Linux Novice

    My dear sisters and brothers, if any one finds themselves agreeing with these arguments then please find a good psychiatrist.Recommend

  • Sridhar Kaushik

    I live in US and law is severe on “drunk driving” and if you happen to kill somebody, you get a prison sentence for “manslaughter” or second or third degree murder charge depending on the state. Some states have prison sentence up to 25 years, one state up to 50 years!
    This actor is just lucky to be in India, a place where rich and mighty can walk away after murder.Recommend

  • PeterPan

    I guess Tinkerbell comes from a place where driving drunk and running over people is ok. If it wasn’t his fault he should maybe try suing the car company instead.Recommend

  • Nouman Ahmed

    Since Edhi also run a NGO, give him permission to murder people.Recommend

  • Saad

    So basically 6 reasons why Salman Khan is allowed to commit murder and get away with it…?Recommend

  • Chitralwala

    Muslims victims have nothing to do with this.
    The hindu legal system is an antique, 500 years old.
    Still, being used. Like a bicycle in a world of cars.Recommend

  • Chitralwala

    No, no please. Spare us the names. No one is interested in
    Aping Capital of the World, Bollywood.
    3 shifts a day factory of aping Western Culture.Recommend

  • Chitralwala

    Considering YOU always have your anti Islam, Anti Muslim
    anti Paks vitriol handy, the comment is null and void.Recommend

  • Sudesh

    I think the court read your blog post and let Salman Khan go home on bail :)Recommend

  • Jehanzeb Mahar

    He deserves jailRecommend

  • Logic

    If India is a secular country, then why give him preferential treatment for being a Muslim? Your own points destroy your argument. About this article, it’s shocking to read these outrageous pieces in ET. I wonder what is the criterion for getting published here.Recommend

  • Swaadhin

    “Wo Jeena bhi koi jeena hai… jismein Kick na ho, pagli?”

    He did not try to kick himself, he kicked someone else’s happiness and breadwinner, difficult to understand for someone who is star-struck to an extent that he/she can see no wrong in the person.

    “When even the victims have requested for relief and not a harsh punishment for him, would the law not be kind enough to consider the ordeal of this man?”

    That is a wrong precedent to set, the victims would not want lesser punishment for a man who has literally destroyed their lives unless they have been paid, the victims might accept it but the law of the land must not allow blood money as acceptable for pardoning culprits.

    Also, Salman is my favourite actor other than Ajay and Sunjay Dutt but none of them are above the law, their star power must not allow them to go scot free for their alleged crimes which if true are clearly unpardonable.Recommend

  • 19640909rk .

    he should be jailed for at least bad acting….Recommend

  • Noreen Saeed

    The country of Bill Gates doesn’t give 5 years of jail for a roadside accidents.
    In case of drunk driving causing death or injury, the country of Bill Gates make drunk drivers do community service and pay damages to victims.Recommend

  • Jamor

    He has 200 crores riding on him.Poor Hindu producers will suffer a heavy lossRecommend

  • Jamor

    The constable who was in the car said that they reached Bandra in 30 minutes.The distance from J W Marriot hotel in Juhu is only 10 KM.Driving at 100 km this time of 30 min is not possibleRecommend

  • Ranjan

    Bro, do you even sarcasm? Pakistanis will cry a river if there is any single scratch by mistake or deliberately, Fingers soon are pointed towards “pathetic”treatment of Muslims here in India. If you are an Indian you will understand this. If you are a Pakistani, well…Recommend

  • Ranjan

    Good news for you, isn’t it?Recommend

  • Ranjan

    Oops sorry. The case was registered against him because he is a Muslim, am I right now?
    Btw, what’s the correlation between population(17 crore figure you put here) and the popularity? If 16 cr out of 17 cr people like Salman in Pakistan and 20cr out of 120 cr like him in India, does this means he is more popular in India?Recommend

  • ask

    Its not producers’ money. It is “financier” money. And the best financiers are the anonymous & the infamous, residing anywhere between clifton to burj…Recommend

  • Rana Eddy

    The Hindu legal system was actually rejected decades back & substituted with more modern laws . What did you mean , then ?Recommend

  • Saqib

    Seriously so the justice system should not be too harsh on him because he’s “being human and being himself” how ironical is that. I mean the rest of the reasons are idiotic too but this one is just too much.Recommend

  • mohib khan

    Salman is an asset to the film industry. He has given a lot of money in charity. He is a fine individual. Having said all that he is also a citizen should not be drunk while driving. As far as punishments and equality is concerned he should be punished as a taxi driver would have been is similar situation. Being a man with money and success in life does not absolve you from your responsibilities as a citizen. On the other hand is footpath a place to sleep on. Shouldn’t the roads build and maintained for the motorists who pay road tax be used by motorists alone. We have seen a lot of mishaps due to pedestrians coming on the road.Recommend

  • mohib khan

    Yes he should be punished. He is a muslim but that should not absolve him from his responsibility as a citizen. He gets a lot of money for his acting and that is his due because he is a good actor not because he is a good muslim or a khan. This discussion is worth less and besides if he is a muslim he killed muslims not hindus other wise the murderer PM would have demanded his execution long before becoming a PM. India is a hindu nation predominantly Hindu it is not a secular state. There is nothing secular about india yes congress party was secular. Who is fooling who?Recommend

  • mohib khan

    LOl ! Islamic republic of India. Its a shame it is a hindu state the only one in the world keep it/Recommend

  • mohib khan

    What has popularity to do with proceeding in a court. He has committed a crime for which he is in legetation. why bring religion into it. Yes India is hindu dominant society we know thatRecommend

  • mohib khan

    who cares what the indians do in their country. As far as muslims are concerned well if they are proud to be indians and sleep on footpaths we leave it up to them. However when you start genocide we raise a voice which is not out of lineRecommend

  • mohib khan

    justice will prevail. YOu took 13 years to do justice which has been challenged in court by the time the case is finalized salman would be dead already. JUstice will prevail only if every one is proceeded against in a just way not only one person who has not been good at managing his affairs. If he was drunk it proves how muslim he is? If he is still a bachelor living with girls it proves how muslim he is? He is a good actor and gets a lot of money that proves how good a muslim he is? Also remember the ones crushed are also muslims what has the Hindus to loose. At last they will get new actors to take his place and the case will be settled so why bring pakistan into it. Unless he was told by isi to go and knock out people sleeping on footpaths. If your press is sensible wouldn’t it be a good idea.ISIS either made him drink or told the homeless to sleep on the footpathRecommend

  • mohib khan

    Agreed he need to cool his heels and contemplate a bit and jail will be a good place to do itRecommend

  • mohib khan

    he is not free he is still in legetation. Its for the judges to decide whether he should be jailed before the case is finalized or notRecommend

  • mohib khan

    Please don’t compare donkeys with horses. One is an actor and a playboy the other is a social worker. I can just say give a thousand licences to Edhi he will not kill. He runs a NGO yes and that is to help poor people he even doesn’t take donation from rich.Recommend

  • Ahmed

    Absolute nonsense. In US, manslaughter, which is what you are charged with in case of killing some one while drunk driving has a minimum sentence of 10 years.Recommend

  • Ranjan

    We Indians care. And as this discussion is on a Pakistani website, we see who else are concerned about internal civil development in India. There is no genocide in India like there is Pakistan. Look at your own country first where you get to hear news of bomb blast or other kind of attack EVERY week.Recommend

  • geez

    This is probably the stupidest thing I’ve ever read on here. The law is the law and nobody is above it, period. For God’s sake, is this a precedent you really want to set for an already messed up people?Recommend

  • mohib khan

    Well you don’t care pl don’t lie about it. Muslims in your country are second class and if you don’t agree look at the jobs data and everything. AT present a man with muslim blood on his hands leads you as PM. Recommend