Veteran Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh issued an “unconditional apology” after receiving backlash for his Instagram post in which the cricketer had paid tribute to Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and others killed inside the Golden Temple during Operation Blue Star.
“I just wish to clarify and apologise for an Instagram post yesterday. It was a WhatsApp forward that I posted in haste without even realising the content used and what it signified or stood for. That was my mistake I accept, and no stage do I subscribe to the views on that post or support the people who's pictures 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," Harbhajan wrote.
"I have given my blood and sweat for this country for 20 years and will never ever support anything that is anti-India," he added.
Yesterday, on the 37th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, he shared a WhatsApp forward poster in Punjabi that paid tribute to Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and read, "Heartfelt tribute to those martyred in Operation inside Shri Harmandir Sahib on June 1- June 6, 1984”.