Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh issued an apology to his fans after he posted a picture of a Khalistani militant to pay homage to all those who died in Operation Bluestar.
The picture was of of khalistani militant Bhindranwale. Harbhajan Singh says that the picture was a Whatsapp forward and he didn’t notice who it was in the picture. He has apologised publicly on social media platforms.
Operation Bluestar was an Army operation conducted against Sikh militants inside the Golden Temple in 1984. Moreover Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale is one of the militants of the insurgent group. Many people died during that operation.
Additionally Harbhajan Singh says that he would never support anything that is against India. The 40 year old spinner is an Indian cricketing great. He has played 103 Test matches picking up 417 wickets.
“I just wish to clarify and apologise for an instagram post yesterday. It was a WhatsApp forward that I posted in a haste and without even realising the content used and what it signified and stood for,” he said on Twitter.
That was my mistake I accept, and at no stage do I subscribe to the views in that post or support the people whose picture were carried. I am a sikh who will fight for India and not against India.
This is my unconditional apology for hurting the sentiments of my nation. In fact any anti-national group against my people, I do not support and never will.I have given my blood and sweat for this country for 20 years and will never ever support anything that is anti-India,” Singh professed.