Former cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Monday took to Twitter to apologize for celebrating Khalistani militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale while honoring the 37th commemoration of Operation Bluestar that led to the destructed of Akal Takht in the Golden Temple complex.
Taking to Twitter, Singh said that the picture he shared was a WhatsApp forward message and he shared it without understanding the content in it or the significance of the matter. He said that he doesn't endorse the perspectives on the post or backing individuals whose photos it conveyed " he said, "I am a Sikh who will fight for India and not against India", while saying 'sorry' unequivocally for the equivalent.
He likewise said that he won't ever uphold any antinational bunch against his country. "I have given my blood and sweat for this country for a very long time and won't ever at any point support the enemies of India," he said.
The banner said, "Live with pride, die for the religion." He honored the separatist leader 'Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale' on the 37th commemoration of Operation Blue Star. It highlighted Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in the middle wearing a blue turban.
Operation Blue Star-
Between 1 June 1984 and eighth June 1984, in Amritsar's Golden Temple, the Indian military carried out a counter-terror op to neutralize Khalistani separatists who were stowing away inside the sanctuary complex. It was ordered by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India.
On 31st October 1984, Indira Gandhi was killed by her Sikh bodyguards in retaliation for Operation Blue Star. This prompted enormous scope hostile to Sikh destruction in India where several INC leaders were reportedly involved in inciting mobs against Sikhs.