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Somy Ali Advocates for Peace and Legal Justice in Light of Threats Against Salman Khan

In an unexpected turn of events, Somy Ali, a former Bollywood actress and ex-girlfriend of Salman Khan, has stepped forward to address a serious issue concerning the well-being and safety of the famed actor. Amidst heightened concerns following a shooting incident near Salman Khan’s residence, Somy Ali, who once shared screen space with the superstar, has publicly made an earnest plea to the Bishnoi community, known for their wildlife conservation efforts and devotion to protecting nature, to adhere to the principles of non-violence and seek justice through legal means.

Somy Ali’s association with Salman Khan dates back to the 1990s when the duo was involved in a high-profile romantic relationship while she was carving out a niche for herself in Bollywood’s glittering cinematic universe. Though their personal paths diverged, with Somy Ali eventually departing the film industry to dedicate her life to fighting human trafficking and domestic violence through her organization No More Tears, the recent peril faced by Salman Khan has rekindled her concern for his safety.

Spotlighting the issue in a candid interview with Hindustan Times, Somy Ali articulated her unease regarding the potential threat to her former flame’s life, stressing that irrespective of past transgressions, no individual has the right to take the law into their own hands. Her impassioned words rang clear as she said, “Even today, I do make mistakes; you also make mistakes. We’ll keep making mistakes till we are alive, it’s human nature. This is innately built within us and nobody is perfect. But if you’re attempting to kill someone or firing bullets at him then you’re crossing the line.”

Ali’s understanding and compassionate stance recognize that Salman Khan, like any human, is imperfect and prone to err. Her appeal to the Bishnoi community—an implicit reference to the notorious blackbuck poaching incident involving Salman Khan in 1998—was a heartfelt request for forgiveness and a move towards reconciliation. “I don’t support hunting as a sport but this event took place so many years ago. Salman was much younger in 1998. I want to request the head of the Bishnoi tribe to forget about it and move on. I apologize on his behalf (Salman) if he has made a mistake and please forgive him,” pleaded Somy Ali.

Emphasizing her belief in the power of the judicial system, both in India and America, Somy Ali trusts that it is the rightful avenue to pursue justice, as opposed to vigilante actions that would overshadow the rule of law. “Taking someone’s life is not acceptable, be it Salman or an average common man. If you want justice, you should move to the court,” she urged.

Reflecting on her decision to depart from the world of cinema and the conspicuous split that was witnessed by the public, Somy Ali admits that her journey back to the United States at the age of 24 was a turning point. She candidly revealed, “I came back to the US after my breakup; it’s not hidden from anyone. The whole world knows and I don’t want to repeat it again and again.” Her sentiments resonated with empathy and a yearning for peace when she added, “Especially with what’s happening to Salman right now, I won’t wish upon my enemy what he has been through. All said and done, no one deserves what he went through. My prayers are with him. No matter what has happened, let bygones be bygones. I would never ever wish something like that to happen to anyone, be it Salman, Shah Rukh, or my neighbour.”

Remaining true to her post-Bollywood mission, Somy Ali is steadfastly raising awareness on issues that afflict societies worldwide—human trafficking and domestic abuse. By bringing her voice to the forefront of this potentially volatile situation involving Salman Khan, she underscores the importance of compassion, forgiveness, and the steadfast pursuit of justice through the appropriate legal channels. Her unequivocal message is clear: Violence is never the answer, and the focus must remain on healing, understanding, and moving forward, leaving the wounds of the past to be soothed by time and good conscience.