Jewelry designer Farah Khan Ali, had tweeted after Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande convicted Salman Khan to five year imprisonment. Jewelry designer and Salman’s friend Farah Ali Khan had also sought to blame the homeless for the star’s plight with comments like footpaths are not for sleeping. Farah soon came attack after her tweets were considered demeaning towards the homeless. Farah has today apologized for her series of tweets on Twitter.
Farah Ali Khan wrote, “I realize the homeless have no place to go to and so we need to be more sympathetic to them… My concern is genuine one, bec there will be many innocent ppl in future who will lose their lives 2drunk drivers for sleeping on d footpath… And while drivers will serve time & be free men eventually, the victim would have lost his life nevr coming back bec d system is apathetic.”
She further added that, “And maybe we need to earmark roads where the homeless can sleep peacefully without the fear of being run over, roads that are bylanes… Bec just by turning a blind eye to their plight we are allowing more innocent lives to be lost. Change doesn’t happen overnight but maybe we can collectively come up with solutions to make sure that people don’t die senselessly. For each life is precious, be it anyone. Lives are lives and it is our duty as citizens to protect another life collectively as a society. And so, I would like to offer an UNCONDITIONAL apology for my tweets ref the homeless sleeping on the streets.”
Salman Khan was held guilty of rash and negligent driving when he was at the wheel of the Land Cruiser that killed the victim in suburban Bandra in September 2002. However, The Bombay High Court on Friday suspended the five-year jail sentence, paving the way for him to apply for and seek regular bail.