"Petty-minded" politics took away the life of Sarabjit Singh, Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and veteran writer Javed Akhtar said, as Hindi film celebrities reacted strongly to the death of the Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan.
Here's what the celebrities posted on Twitter on his 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.
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.
Farhan Akhtar: With Sarabjit's death, Pakistan has painted itself a heartless villain, even in the most forgiving Indian's eye. Unforgettable insensitivity. RIP.
Sophie Choudry: RIP Sarabjit Singh. Strength, prayers and condolences to the family. Hate may have killed him, but red tape let him die.
Sonam Kapoor: I feel betrayed as an Indian.
Aadesh Shrivastava">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.)
Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital Thursday, a week after being severly beaten up by two fellow inmates in jail. He had been sentenced to death for bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan that left 14 people dead.
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"Pakistan demands best treatment for attacked prisoner in indian jail
Foreign Office Spokesman said, "We have learnt with deep concern that a Pakistani prisoner, Sanaullah, who was serving life imprisonment in a jail in Indian Occupied Kashmir, was attacked this morning and as a result has received grievous injuries."
The spokesman said upon receipt of this information, the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has sought immediate consular access to visit Sanaullah who is presently in hospital in Jammu and in a critical condition."
this incidant is happened on 3rd of May 2013
now i just want to ask you all people who talks about humanity..do you know yourself the meaning of this word?and don't tell me you're going to say 'Tit for tat' or he deserved it because he is Pakistani.
Pakistan and India are the same. Exactly the same! Both sides aren't perfect!
Both sides of the media will believe their own story.. Their 'truth'
Same with the government.. 'Their truth' BOTH SIDES ARE CORRUPT AND DO NOTHING!
Whereas we believe what the media tell us ! And where the heck were these celebrities hiding when he was in Pakistan for 22 years !! Why didn't they speak up and try to get him back to India?! Why give an opinion when he's passed away!! :/
No one will fully know the actual truth!
Some people hope that Pakistan and India never become 'friends'
So they do stuff by using media to wind each other up! And look what is happening both sides verbally abusing each other *sigh* on here and other sites ..
when will this end?! When will the blame game stop!
Whereas some want peace like me! I hope and pray for that day!
Hate Kills Humanity!!
Edited on:03 May 2013 at 7:19am
He crossed borders illegally, he was arrested. If a man is able to drink and cross borders illegally, then he can do anything, he can be a spy or anything. The part that i dont get is how he can be so close to the border farming. Pakistanis arent even allowed to cultivate crops near the border, i dont know why no action was taken against a man who just crossed borders. Do you know about the no mans land region in the border? Can you explain to me how Indian army let him cross the border while we arent even allowed to go near it as pakistanis. He was lucky he wasnt shot at the very moment when he was crossing borders. And he was given a death sentence a long time ago, he wasnt killed, it was his luck, and you yourself said he condessed, i didnt even say that. And yes, ill treatment agr ki hoti to 22 years tak zinda na hota.
A proud pakistani
Noori 93 .. absolutely agree with your comment..
we all know different facts told by our media so ppl should chill..
because no one here knows the truth,..
if Pakistani government had given ill treatment to Sarbijit he would nt have survived for 22 yrs .. so yah it was an accident .. and Pakistan is going through very tough time so pls spare Pakistan..
and refrain from abusing..
look who is talking abt dividing nations..ur people divide shia sunni muslims attack them..behead indian soldiers..musharaf runs frm d court whn ur sc refuses his plea..no one wants to play in ur country..u people say people r afraid of visintin India evn cricketers r not interestd to visit there..luk at the terror in ur country..n abt rape in India..dnt forget wht hppend in d 1971 war..hw ur military treated the bangladeshi women..dnt tel that rape doesnt happen in a country like pak..atleast we have d courage to stand agnst d gov n protest for the people..nt lyk many other countries were such cases mostly goes unreported..N dnt cmpare anyone with that kasab..m a proud Indian and a mumbaikar..we know wht this what this lovely city n our nation faced bcz of him..n i hav smypathy with those 14 innocent paki n sarabjit..coz ws just a victm of mistakn identity..m nt supportin terrorism..terrorist deserves this bt nt a victm of identity..n he had confessed bt later it was disclosed that it was under d pressure of pak police..evn the paki who gave d statemnt agnst him said that he ws told to do so..so we are nt supportn terrorism..we r just agnst d politcs btwn two nations bcz of which many inocent people fall prey too..
Edited on:03 May 2013 at 1:12am
Sarabjit was taken in place of Manjit Singh who was allegedly involved in the killings.Your own officials had no solid evidence against him.And please he confessed?He was made to take the blame after the series of torture inside your prison.Whoever was responsible for killing those 14 Pakistanis deserved punishement but not an innocent.And if he was guilty why didn't your govt give him a fair trial?
Actually you need to research on this before comparing Kasab and Sarabjit!
Edited on:03 May 2013 at 12:38am
I love Pakistan BUT I HATE HATE HATE THE DEAF,BLIND,KUTTA,SALA,KAMINA GOVERNMENT! he is the worst of the worst!!!
plz plz ... i request for all .. plz stop using bad words ... and also grow up ...i really amazed and cant believe bw actors ... there mind are this ... urrggg ... wow he's a criminal dude ... he killing 14 innocent PPL ... isn't something on which Indian should be proud !!! so its ok to kill innocent kids, civilians and RAPE girls in kashmir but when a criminal from INDIA ... oh wait a minute how can he be a criminal he is INDIAN. they don' commit any crime at all... all the criminal and terrorists are in pakistan right?? why the death of 14 people is no in any vcount since they were not from INDIA?? ... his death is not just the fault of Pakistan's government but also Your own Indian government as well and and most importantly Terrorist do not have a religion,culture or background ...like Kasab pay for did ... and now Sarabjit is also pay what he did in 1991... and i agreed with u guys ... mjht_one , soro , an_k , -CuteSomi- , ejaz_lover , _mahi_ ... very well said guys ... well done ... and i request for alll ... think before you speak ... firstly read research, artical then wirte here ... and plz stop using bad language about us ... we dont using bad language and u should also not using it ... if u using it .. then we'll report it to the I-F team .. so be care full ...
The typical mentality of a few people here, we provided kassab with vip security, you should have done same for sarbajit.
Wow guys, did we ever ask you to provide vip security to a killer (or as you say)? Because we dont have double standards.
And magnanimous, our textbooks arent filled with hate, we take things practically, like for instance now. When it came to kassab, everyone wws happy that he was hung. But when it came to sarbajit singh, who killed humans, you people are sad? And then you call us for being two faced, showing our colours and full of hate. You know, we see and we believe.
And also, on what basis are you saying he wasnt a terrorist? The fact that he just claimed from his mouth? He illegaly crossed borders for Gods sake under the influence of alcohol. And you dont need to expect anything from us because you expect somethings from someone you give a crap about. We dont, because two-faces and double standards is a common thing found in indians now,
And krystal, all the people like you, speak keeping in mind the facts that your beloved actors are also speaking about the things happening in india also. And the whole world knows it, how a rapist is given place. How rapist who has destroyed someones life is actually just tried and being tried by the court.
You moron indians should first look down at your nation and accuse others, there would be many things happening in Pakistan at the moment, but we stand up for whats right and whats wrong. And as for the fact if sarbajit was a terrorist, if our government says so, and he was even tried for it in court, then he was. Because theres something known as belief in tour contry and fellows. Something which you wouldnt know about because already, i can see from many comments on this page, that you are nowhere near a better nation.<br/>Meganimous, youve yourself stated he confessed, dont edit it out now. He confessed, he was punished. End of story!
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