MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan faced huge criticism and opposition over his tweet in which he supported 1993 blast convict, Yakub Memon.
In a bid to clarify his stance, ‘Dabang Khan’ then deleted the tweets.
Salman wrote on twitter, “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. I have not said or implied that Yakub Memon is innocent. I have complete faith in the judicial system of our country.
“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. My dad called & said I should retract my tweets as they have the potential to create misunderstanding.
“I hereby retract them. I would like to unconditionally apologise for any misunderstanding I may have created unintentionally. 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,” reads his tweet.
Salman lashed out at Tiger Memon in a chain of tweets posted early on Sunday, and asked Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to confirm whether the mob boss is in his country.