Kashmir family’s hope shattered as Salman Khan gets five years jail

Salman Khan was on Wednesday granted two-day interim bail by the Bombay HC in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: May 7, 2015 8:00 am
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After years of waiting for help to build a house of their own, 75 year old Zainab Begum and her family finally saw hope when a truck load of bricks, sand and gravel unloaded in their yard and a job was promised to her grandson. But with Salman Khan’s five year prison term awarded by Session’s Court the family’s hopes of a house have crashed yet again.

“When we came to know that Salman Khan has been given 5 year sentence by court, all members of our family got dejected. It was Salman Khan who provided succor to our family,” said 18 year old Gowhar Ahmad who lives along with his mother, grandmother, and three sisters in a remote hamlet of Ashqmuqam in South Kashmir. “Only last week, on the instructions of Salman Khan, bricks, gravel, sand and cement dropped at our place. Khan was planning to build a house for my family,’’ he said, adding that the house in which they are presently living could crumble any time.

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Ahmad’s grandmother Zainab met Salman Khan ten days ago at Pine Peak hotel in Pahalgam where he was busy in shooting film Bajrangi Bhaijan.

“My grandmother along with my two sisters traveled to Pahalgam when she came to know that Salman Khan is in the town. They waited for Khan for hours outside the hotel and finally when he came out my grandmother stopped him and narrated the ordeal of our family,’’ said Ahmad, who is the only male member in the family after his father who was labour met an accident nine years ago. “Salman Khan promised every help to our family and also promised my grandmother that I will get a job on the sets,” he said.

Ahmad said that two days after meeting the actor, the family received a phone call from his office. “An assistant of Salman Khan asked me to come to Loripora village where he (Khan) was shooting. I went there and met Salman Khan, he asked the crew managers to give me a job on the film sets. He also assured me that he will arrange work for me in Mumbai as well.’’

Ahmad said that for three days he worked with the film crew. “Though, they offered me money, but I insisted that I want take my first earning from Salman Khan. And everybody at the crew was waiting for his return next week,’’ he said, adding that his hopes of good future looked gloomy.

Ahmad’s two sisters – Khalida, 11, and Ruqiya 13 who also met the film actor are crestfallen. “Along with our grand mother when we met Salman Khan last month, we couldn’t believe that he could be so nice with. He promised us that he will adopt us and after meeting we saw efforts being made to help us,’’ said Ruqiya who is praying for the film actor. “Salman Khan is a nice human being and provided every help to us and for us he was a hope of new life.’’

The shooting of the movie, Bajrangi Bhaijan directed by Kabir Khan was held at several places in the Valley, especially at famous tourist’s destinations of Pahalgam.

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    Rahil
    May 8, 2015 at 10:49 am
    Shame on ur comment.it is u people who r responsible for destruction in world.doest it mean u go for help they wil ask for ur sister.
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      Avi
      May 7, 2015 at 5:47 am
      How much were u paid by Salman Khan ? Let law do its job. Shame on you for obstructing the law.
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        not khan
        May 7, 2015 at 8:00 am
        yes salman gave job to his daughter.. so that entire film crew can have fun for few hrs.. basxxrd khan.. dawood gang member.. not just 5 yrs.. he should he stonned to death
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          Nick
          May 7, 2015 at 7:58 am
          Chaar chuhe kha kar billy kahe allah…dua karo mere junah maaf ho…kahavat hai apne desh me…
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            joshy
            May 6, 2015 at 8:09 pm
            Has thAt Kashmiri family has given her daughter to salmaan a use? Why should he built a house to them Very strange !
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              Rajesh Asarpota
              May 7, 2015 at 2:33 am
              Sad that the Govt is unable to help the people, yet it expects loyalty. And when an NGO does it, they worry if the NGO gets money from abroad.. WOuld they have ever audited Being Human?
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                rahi rashid
                May 7, 2015 at 1:33 pm
                If salman did a good for family it doesn't mean DAT u people comment wrong abt him .u should b shame on urself b4 commenting Allah ll give him support and helps him for his good deeds just wait and watch
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                  Aditya Tripathy
                  May 7, 2015 at 8:18 am
                  Salman was helping the kashmiri muslims who forced the kashmiri pandits to leave their homeland and shattered the life of kashmiri pandit families using slogans "Kashmir mein rehna hai to Allah hu akbar kehna hai".... great
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