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Salman Gets the 'Kick'

As it is in every high profile case, the verdict in Salman Khan’s case, where the sessions court found him guilty in the hit-and-run incident, has resulted in breathless coverage and conduct certificates

Published: 07th May 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th May 2015 11:39 AM   |  A+A-

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While Salman’s conviction broke  many hearts and fans came out in support, a section of people also believe the verdict – read justice – was delayed by 13 years. Further, with the actor getting an interim bail till Friday, several people feel he will not spend much time behind the bars.

City-based entrepreneur Komal Goel says it is testing time for the fans of Chulbul Pandey. “Fan or not, anyone who sympathises with Salman doesn’t know a thing about justice,” she says.

Others while hailing the conviction, rued that it took way too much time. “It was a drunk and drive case in which conviction shouldn’t take so long. The actor also tried to manipulate the evidences and influence witnesses to evade punishment. Considering all this, a jail term of five years is absolutely justified,” says Manikanta Sai, an engineering student.

salman1.jpgAnother student Aneesha Jaiswal, says punishing a celebrity or those in position of power sets a good precedent. “Apart from telling people that no one is above law, the judgement also sets an example on the ills of drunken driving and may discourage his admirers from indulging in such an activity,” she asserts.

IT professional, Ilyas Syed, is of the opinion that Salman’s case will be a repetition of what happened with Sanjay Dutt. “The judgement hasn’t benefited the victims. One should not make the mistake of rejoicing his conviction in haste. He already has procured an interim relief. He will appeal in higher courts. And even if he does go to the jail, he will get VIP treatment, come out on parole, shoot movies, earn big money and go back to jail again just like Sanjay Dutt,” he says.

And then there are die-hard fans who feel the Dabangg actor’s work with his NGO Being Human is proof enough to give him a second chance. “Salman not only has a mass following, he has also touched millions of needy lives in a meaningful and positive way. It would do more good to the needy people of India especially children by pardoning him than punishing him. The good work that he has done so far supercedes the lone case of the hit and run and we need to see him as a human being and not a murderer,” says Mishaal Sarawgi, a corporate employee.

B-town oozes love

Sidharth Malhotra @S1dharthM

@beingsalmankhan “U never realise how strong you are.Until being strong is the only choice you have”More strength n power 2him n his family

Sonakshi Sinha @sonakshisinha

Terrible news. Dnt knw wht to say except tht will stand by @BeingSalmanKhan no matter what. Hes a good man and no 1 can tk tht away frm him.

Saroj Khan ?@sarojkhanji

@BeingSalmanKhan you r a winner. You will b a winner ! #SalmanKhanVerdict #salmangetsbail

sushmita sen?@thesushmitasen

There is an enormous difference between being a criminal and being human. True justice is then served. Keep d faith @BeingSalmanKhan

Parineeti Chopra?@ParineetiChopra

Hurts to think of what could happen. We will always be with you. Hope the judge sees the beauty of a human being that Salman Khan is.

Varun SURESH Dhawan?@Varun_dvn

My prayers are with @BeingSalmanKhan and his family who I know love this country and respect its judiciary.

Riteish Deshmukh?@Riteishd

Not commenting on courts verdict- but my heart goes out 2 @BeingSalmanKhan :large hearted & 1 of d finest people I hv met in this industry.

Wajid Khan @wajidkhan7

My Maa is not well I’m sitting by her side n praying 4 @BeingSalmanKhan n heart is wth his family #WeLoveYouSalmanKhan...

Arpita Khan Sharma ?@khanarpita

Today is a big day for us & we know we are not alone.Thank you for your Dua’s, love & support always. God bless !

Atul Agnihotri @atulreellife

God bless you all for the messages of love and support.. Makes us feel so much stronger. Sachi Dua say bada kuch nahi.

Aarti Chabria @aartichabria 

I dnt support drunk driving!BUT!Im also against ppl sleeping on the dam footpath!Very sad to hear the #SalmanKhanVerdict Prayers wid d fly.

Abhijeet @abhijeetsinger

Kutta rd pe soyega kutte ki maut marega, roads garib ke baap ki nahi hai. I ws homeles an year nvr slept on rd@BeingSalmanKhan @sonakshisinha

Farah Khan @FarahKhanAli  

The govt should be responsible for housing ppl.If no 1was sleeping on d road in any other country Salman wuld not have driven over anybody.

Farah Khan @FarahKhanAli   

It’s like penalising a train driver because someone decided to cross the tracks and got killed in the bargain. #salmankhancase

Ram Gopal Varma ?@RGVzoomin

Everybody prayed for Salman n nobody prayed for Judge n yet God sided with Judge ..Does that say something about the judge,God or Salman?

Javed Miandad @SirJavedMiandad

Salman Khan Ko Manta Hon Yaal Doston Ko Kabhi Akela Nai Cholta

*Tu Chal Mein Aaya Tu Chal Mein Aaya*

#SalmanVerdict

Paresh Rawal @Babu_Bhaiyaa

2 PM-Salman convicted Group1-Court is unfair

Grp2-Wow..grt..Law is equal

4 PM-Salman got bail G1- had full faith in Law

G2-Court is unfair

Gabbbar @GabbbarSingh

Relieved to find the Judge was not driving the car. #SalmanVerdict

From fans

#WithSalman @gr8khanofworld

Salman khan is not guilty, ,, #WeLoveYouSalmanKhan #WithSalman

 

?Ls?? Sal?a?$ ??a?t? @Lovelysalmank

God plz plz plz plz plz listen our prayer #WeLoveYouSalmanKhan <3 @beingsalmankhan

 

Saleha Ahmed ?@Sallyy06

“Unintentionally he killed few people but Intentionally he saved many.But in a society we always ignore the good part” #SalmanKhan #Verdict

 

Geele Ho gaye? ?@KarKePehno

People’s love for him will obviously not decrease. He made a mistake, everyone does, if he did. #SalmanKhan #Verdict

 

Dr Neelu Goswami ?@NeelakshiGswm

Salman shd remove his lawyers, all of thm useless. If he gets a good lawyer sessions court verdict will be blown away #SalmanKhanVerdict

 

Swati Jadhav @cupidstrike23

@BeingSalmanKhan No Matter What,, We Are With U Till Our Last Breath. Will Love U More Everyday. #WeStandBySalman

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