Operation Blue Star Anniversary: Harbhajan Singh remembers Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, calls him ‘martyr’


New Delhi: Former cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Sunday glorified Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale on his death anniversary. Harbhajan Singh called him as a ‘martyr’ and offered him ‘pranam’ in an Instagram story.

The poster says, “Live with pride, die for the religion.” He paid tribute to the terrorists on the 37th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. It features Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale at the center wearing a blue turban.

On the occasion of the 37th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Sunday, posters of Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Bhindranwale and Khalistani flags were seen during an event inside Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, Punjab.

Hundreds of people gathered inside the Golden Temple and were seen holding the flags and raising slogans. Bhindranwale was the head of the Sikh religious sect Damdami Taksal. He was killed along with his armed followers during Operation Blue Star launched by the Indian Army at the Golden Temple complex.

The Indian Army carried out Operation Blue Star in 1984 between June 1 and June 8. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, had ordered the military operation to flush out Sikh terrorists including Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, who were accumulating weapons inside the premises of the Golden Temple.