Superstar Salman Khan, after facing flak for opposing 1993 Mumbai Bomb blast convict Yakub Memon, today evening retracted his tweets and said he apologises for creating misunderstanding over the issue.
The actor took it to twitter to present his stand on the controversial matter.
Here is what he said:
1. I have not said or implied that Yakub Memon is innocent. I have complete faith in the judicial system of our country.
2. I had tweeted that Tiger Memon should hang for his crimes and I stand by it. What i also said is that Yakub Memon should not hang for him.
3. I have not said or implied that Yakub Memon is innocent. I have complete faith in the judicial system of our country.
4. 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.
5. My dad called & said I should retract my tweets as they have the potential to create misunderstanding. I here by retract them.
6. I also strongly condemn those who are claiming my tweets are anti religious. I have always said I respect all faiths and I always will.
7. I would like to unconditionally apologise for any misunderstanding I may have created unintentionally.
Earlier in the day, Salman Khan, in a series of explosive tweets, defended Yakub Memon and lashed out at his absconding brother Tiger Memon, a key conspirator in the case.
Terming Yakub Memon as innocent, Salman had said that killing him would be killing humanity.
Since then, there are strong reactions from the netizens, political parties and social birds who are slammed Salman Khan for supporting a terrorist.