Yuvraj Singh has distanced himself from the controversial statements made by his father Yograj Singh during the protest by farmers in Delhi against the three contentious farm laws passed by the Narendra Modi government in September.
On December 4, Yograj had made disrespectful remarks on Hindu women while giving a speech at Singhu border in support of the farmers.
He said the Hindu community had betrayed the people of Punjab by passing the farm bill. Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah, he said: “I have seen my leaders being sold in Delhi Durbar. From Rs 5cr to Rs 10-20cr. This is the community that has committed slavery for thousands of years, those slaves do so when they come to power.”
Adding Hindu women used to be sold for two cents during Mughal times, he added “when their women were taken by Ahmad Shah Durrani and sold, it was the Punjabis who rescued them”.
His comments have disheartened his son Yuvraj, who tweeted he won’t be celebrating his birthday on December 12 and at the same time wished for speedy resolution of the ongoing farmer’s protest.
He also disassociated himself from his father’s statement and said his opinion and ideologies are not same as his father in any manner.
Another major reaction to the controversial statement was that of filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, in whose upcoming movie Yograj was supposed to play a role. Agnihotri said he has officially terminated Yograj from the movie and added his remarks could cause a rift in the society.
Meanwhile, Punjab BJP has urged police and government to arrest Yograj for degrading Hindu women and causing communal tension. A case has also been lodged against him by a union leader of Delhi University, stating the remarks were “highly blasphemous, inflammatory, derogatory and full of hatred against Hindus and is also capable of provoking riots and tensions between Hindu and Sikhs”.
Yograj has been long known for making controversial statements. He has hurled abuses on many personalities in the past and even threatened PM Modi and called him worse than Babur, Aurangzeb and the British.
It’s high time, Yograj learns the art of speaking as such scenarios are only going to cause trouble, not just for him but for the society at large.