Abhijeet faces backlash over tweets after Salman verdict
After the court verdict in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case on Wednesday, singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya tweeted that roads are meant for cars and dogs and not for people to sleep on — thus drawing intense flak. He is now defending the comments saying they were not meant to show disrespect for the homeless.
The singer shared a series of tweets after Additional Sessions Judge D W Deshpande — declaring Salman guilty in the 2002 case — sentenced the Bollywood actor to five years in jail.
“Kutta rd pe soyega kutte ki maut marega, roads garib ke baap ki nahi hai (If a dog sleeps on the road, he’ll die a dog’s death. Roads are not poor people’s property) I ws homles an year nvr slept on rd @BeingSalmanKhan @sonakshisinha (sic),” Abhijeet tweeted.
Adding: “Roads are meant for cars and dogs not for people sleeping on them.. @BeingSalmanKhan is not at fault at all...@arbaazSkhan @sonakshisinha”.
Jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali too tweeted “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... It’s like penalising a train driver because someone decided to cross the tracks and got killed in the bargain. #salmankhancase” Both the tweets stormed social media and people started denouncing Abhijeet and Farah.