Salman Khan joins 'Free Sarabjit' chorus online

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Mumbai, Jul 2: With the noise growing louder and louder for the release of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who has been in Pakistan prison on a death row since the last 20 years, more celebrities are pitching in for the cause. Popular Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who is also known for his philanthropic initiatives, has launched an online campaign giving the cause a much needed starry push.

The initiative launched on Facebook hopes to gather signs for a petition seeking the release of Sarabjit that will be handed over to the Pakistan government. In his Facebook account,, Salman has been quoted as saying, "For over 20 years, Sarabjit Singh is in a Pakistan prison for a crime he did not commit. He and his family have suffered for too long. Please sign this petition to appeal to the Pakistan government that he be freed and united with his family in Punjab."

'Being Human' is the brainchild of Salman Khan that undertakes efforts towards spreading education and healthcare to the under-privileged. He had earlier tweeted his support for the cause by saying, "Wanted to tweet this for the longest time, saw a pic of surabjeets sister, it Killed me. Felt real sad for her. Help me help her."

He had also tweeted, "It would be the most amazing gesture, to send surabjeet back to his family after 30 years. Hope u support me like its your own cause ...B a part of 1 family's happiness. (sic)," his tweets followed.

"Request to the awam of pakistan, member's of the press, govt of pakistan, president zardari, a humble request, (sic)," read the tweet.

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