Sarabjit Singh's death condemned on Twitter

May 02, 2013, 19:54 IST | A correpondent

The death of Indian prisoner in Pakistan has angered the nation. Sarabjit Singh died of cardiac arrest in the early hours on Thursday after being brutally assaulted by other inmates of a high security jail. Celebrities and politicians pour their frustration over Twitter.

Superstar Salman Khan, who had launched an online petition last year seeking the release of Sarabjit, Today condoned the death of the Indian prisoner. Sarabjit, 49, who was brutally attacked in a high-security Lahore jail by fellow inmates on Friday, breathed his last in a Pakistani hospital after being comatose for nearly a week.

"Freedom at last hope they give him to his fly. We all tried, guess not hard enough. May god give his family strength and his soul rest in peace," Khan, 47, posted on Twitter.

Sarabjit was convicted of alleged involvement in a string of bomb attacks in Pakistan's Punjab province that killed 14 people in 1990 and spent about 22 years in Pakistani prisons.

Bollywood Actor Anupam Kher expressed his sadness on Sarabjit Singh's death and his anger towards the government. 

Anupan Kher Tweet

Meanwhile Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi described the demise of death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh as an "extra-judicial killing," and accused the Indian and Pakistani governments of misleading people over the issue.

Expressing grief over Sarabjit Singh's death, Modi said that it is very sad. May his soul rest in peace and may god give strength to his family to bear this loss.

Demanding that truth on this issue should come out, Modi wrote on twitter "Both, the Government of India & Government of Pakistan have misled people on Sarabjit Singh issue."

"Sarabjit's extra-judicial killing is yet another grim reminder that expecting Pakistan to follow due process of law in any sphere is futile," he further wrote. Centre is unable to give a strong answer to Pakistan's inhuman acts. Beheading of our soldiers & now Sarabjit's death are two recent examples, Modi wrote on his twitter account.

Arvind Kejriwal also made his presence felt on Twitter by suggesting many questions left unanswered.

Arvind Kejriwal Tweet

Farhan Akhtar ‏said that "Pak authorities must be answerable to all its citizens who feel ashamed by this incident and Ind authorities to all those who feel abandoned."

While Javed Akhtar cited that he may forget Kargil but will never forget Sarabjit's murder. He also claimed that it is an act of extreme meanness by a very petty minded establishment.

BJP Lok Sabha speaker Sushma Swaraj called it a cold blooded murder and said that this is not the way civilised nations behave.

Bollywood Director Madhur Bhandarkar said "Pak shld've sent his body earlier 2 India. feel sad for #SarabjitSingh's family. Fr them d long hopefully wait hs come 2 a sad end."

And lastly Director Mahesh Bhatt stated the blatant truth about Indo-Pak ties and raised his voice towards the needs of the Pakistan civil society.

Mahesh Bhatt Tweet

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