Veteran Writer Salim Khan Shares His Note on #MeToo

Salman & Salim Khan

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’ father Salim Khan has evaded the direct questions on the ongoing MeToo Campaign.

However, today the yesteryear writer took to twitter to make his himself vocal for all who have bravely come out and shamed their perpetrators. He expressed his opinion and appreciated the survivors for being speaking up against the offenders.
Salim Khan with Daughters Arpita and Alvira


He in fact even shamed the accused by saying,

“The only defence they have is “Why so late ?” It is better late than never. You don’t have to wait for the result, you have already won great public support. Aadmi pahad se gir kar khadda ho sakta hai…apni nazron se girkar nahin.” 

Salim Khan in his one tweet made it apparent that despite the legal battles, the women who dared to speak up had already won the support of all. Going by today’s shocking news of a man committing facing persistent demands to begin sexual relationship committed suicide, we highly appreciate Salim Khan’s note of not directing it towards one particular gender.

He kept the message generic by calling them ‘survivors’ irrespective of whether it’s ‘he‘ or ‘she‘.
Sohail, Salim, Salman, Arbaaz

While father Salim has made his stand clear though via a tweet, it will be interesting to see if his superstar son Salman also comments on the #MeToo movement. However, this is how Salman Khan had reacted when the campaign had just begun in India and he was quizzed on allegations made by Tanushree Dutta over Nana Patekar. 

Somy Ali, actor Salman Khan’s former partner, has reiterated her personal story about having faced sexual abuse, amid the ongoing #MeToo movement in India. She has written an emotional Instagram post saluting ‘all those that have spoken up.’


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As a survivor of sexual abuse at the age of 5 and rape at 14, I would like to salute all those that have spoken up and plan on doing so. I know it is very difficult to do it because I have been there and it took me many years to be able to talk about it. It takes immense amount of courage to share this with the world. It’s even harder when you tell those that are close to you and they are supposed to protect you, yet they do nothing. I have been there too and it hurts like hell. But I want these survivors to know it is truly liberating and completely worth it. Do not let the nonbelievers stop you. This is your truth. Do not ever be afraid to speak your truth. Do not let this opportunity pass you. This is a moment that has been long overdue for all of us. This is your chance to be heard and finally obtain justice. I believe you. . . . . #metoo #ibelieveyou #somyali #speakup #shoutitout #iamwithyou #survivors #truth #takeastand #staystrong #wecandoit #justice #longoverdue #pakistan #india #bollywood

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Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao also took a stand by sharing another tweet which read, that the decision was commendable and this is the kind of support we want so that more and more women can come out.

The Me Too movement with many local and international alternatives, is a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault. #MeToo spread went viral in October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media in an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. It followed soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.


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