Salman Khan's conviction by a Jodhpur court has become a hot topic in India as well as in our neighbouring countries. Many celebrities have supported the superstar in India and in Pakistan too.
In an interview with a Pakistan media channel, Geo TV's show called Capital Talk, Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif gave some shocking statements on Salman Khan's term of five years in prison.
Asif has come out with a rather weird rationale behind Salman Khan's conviction by attributing his fate to his religion. This is what he said, 'Khan was sentenced because he is a minority'.
He further added, "To sentence him in a case that is twenty years old goes on to show that lives of those who are Muslims, 'untouchables' or Christians are not valued in India,"
He also attacks India's ruling party and its alleged tool of politics. Asif added, "Maybe if he belonged to the religion of the ruling party of India he would not have been given such a harsh punishment and the court might have been lenient with him."
In addition to a five-year jail term, the Bollywood star has also been slapped with a fine of Rs 10,000.
The other accused in the case Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Neelam - and a local named Dushyant Singh have been acquitted in the case. They were in Rajasthan for the shoot of Hum Saath Saath Hain when the incident took place.