Veteran Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, who is very active on social media, has come under the scanner of fans on social media after he glorified Khalistani leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale on his death anniversary on Sunday.
Harbhajan Singh took to his Twitter and hailed him as a ‘martyr’ and offered him ‘pranam’ in an Instagram story.
In his Instagram story, he shared a poster that says “Live with pride, die for the religion.” Sharing the poster, Harbhajan Singh paid tribute to the leader on the 37th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. The poster features Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale at the center wearing a blue turban.
Here, check out the story:
Fans on social media were left disappointed with the latest post shared by Harbhajan Singh. Fans are slamming the cricketer left, right, and center for his latest tweet glorifying the Khalistani leader.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
— अंकित जैन (@indiantweeter) June 6, 2021
— Faad Dunga BC (@naalaYUCK) June 6, 2021
1. Cricketer Harbhajan Singh glorified terrorist Bhindranwale in Instagram story.
2. Cricketer Harpreet Barar glorified Bhindranwale in his tweet
3. Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's father insulted Hindu women & said: Inki aurate take-take bhaw bikti thi. Can't we make another Jarnail?
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) June 6, 2021
Sidhu, Bedi and now Harbhajan Singh.. there is something seriously wrong with ex Indian sikh cricketers. pic.twitter.com/D7VOSqzmk0
— Dr Smoking Skills (@SmokingSkills_) June 6, 2021
So according to @harbhajan_singh Terrorist Jarnial Singh Bhindranwale the murder of Thousands of Punjabi Hindus is a Martyr 🤡
And our young generation idalize this Khalistani supporters. pic.twitter.com/wzlBPtDH45
— Wali (@netaji_bond) June 6, 2021
This is the real account of Harbhajan Singh. According to him Bhindrawalan is a Shaheed. pic.twitter.com/5xsCpNATrb
— Aaj Ki Taza Khabar (youtube channel) (@AKTKadmin) June 6, 2021
For the unversed, it was in 1982 when Bhindranwale took up arms to create an autonomous state and began running a parallel government in Punjab, which eventually resulted in disputes. Not just this, Bhindranwale and his militants also occupied the Golden Temple and created a military fortification. In 1984, after a bloody battle, Bhindranwale was killed by security forces on the orders of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Though the Khalistani issue and the Sikh separatist movement had died then however there have been many attempted to revive the movement in recent years.