Salman Khan’s conviction has caused mayhem
Earlier today, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was sentenced to five years in jail on top of a ₹10,000 fine. This conviction came after Salman was charged with four cases of poaching in Rajasthan in 1998, while shooting for the movie Hum Saath Saath Hai. According to BuzzFeed, the incident too place near a village of the Bishnois which is a community that revers blackbuck and is passionate about protecting these animals. Members of this community also testified against Salman Khan in the case.
Of course, the news of Salman Khan’s conviction has become the top headline in India
Salman out on bail.
Salman launches "Being Black Buck" t-shirts.
3% profits go to charity.
Salman fans applaud Salman for being a conservationist.
"Tiger Innocent Hai" makes $2 billion.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) April 5, 2018
But Pakistanis appear to be equally interested in Salman’s conviction
— Ejaz Mazher Chaudhry (@ejazchsays) April 5, 2018
With many criticizing the Indian legal system and making accusations that Salman was possibly convicted because of his religious background
Under BJP GOV they kill a muslim for a cow then how will they spare a muslim for a deer Salman Khan, has been sentenced to 5 years in jail for hunting an endangered species of deer – 20 years after he committed the act! #salmankhan #blackbuck
— Zara Ansari (@zara_ansari) April 5, 2018
— Ali Imran Q (@alimranqadri) April 5, 2018
There are those who were pointing out flaws in the Indian legal system
And maybe forgetting the ones back home?
— – A S A D ♥ (@itsasadxhk) April 5, 2018
1950 #Indian gov advertisement #tiger hunt to attract #tourism, today #Jodhpur court found @BeingSalmanKhan guilty in #BlackBuckPoachingCase #WildlifeCrime for #SalmanKhan but was never for #foreign #tourist #SalmanVerdict #jodhpur Salmankhan pic.twitter.com/bXfsxemmfc
— Nasir Ramzan Gujjar (@mrnasirgujjar) April 5, 2018
Some appreciated that the Indian courts didn’t let him go just because he was a famous person
— Amat-ul Mateen Noor (@amatulmateenoor) April 5, 2018
And there were jokes about the poor deer that became Salman’s victim
— IBRAHIM YOUNAS ?? (@theIBRAHIM_Y) April 5, 2018
And about the “killing of black bucks”, in general
Black buck = kaala paisa in this context, fyi.
— Dr.Sadia (@SAADIAKHALID7) April 5, 2018
Salman Khan is an international celebrity and of course many fans in Pakistan have feelings about the conviction but this is not the end of the drama
The court has given Salman leave to appeal so there’s definitely a chance that the conviction may be overturned or maybe he gets a shortened sentence. What the media is reporting with certainty, though, is that Salman is definitely spending tonight in Jodhpur Central Jail.
Subha k Takht_Nasheen Shaam ko Mujrim Thehry
— Ayesha Farooq (@Sirf_Aashi) April 5, 2018
How do you feel about Salman Khan’s conviction?
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