‘I seek forgiveness for this’: Kiran Bedi apologises amid row over her ‘joke on Sikhs’
After the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) criticised former Lieutenant Governor and BJP politician Kiran Bedi’s controversial remark about Sikhs, Bedi apologised and stated that her remarks should not be misinterpreted.
Bedi reportedly pulled a ’12 o clock’ joke on the Sikh community during the launch of her book, ‘Fearless Governance.’ This sparked outrage. “I have highest regards for my community. I am a devotee of Baba Nanak Dev ji. What I said to the audience even at my own cost (as I also belong here) be kindly not misread. I seek forgiveness for this. I am the last person to cause any hurt. I believe in Seva & loving kindness 🙏,” Bedi tweeted.
“We completed Path and Seva on the same day. I am a true believer. All the while, I pray for Baba’s blessings. Path was in the home when I woke up. Please don’t misunderstand what I’m saying. “I hold my community and my faith in the highest regard and admiration,” she stated. Bedi shared on Twitter some of the harsh reactions she received from some social media users in response to her remark, for which she had already expressed sorrow, according to the former Lt Governor of Puducherry. “Despite my regret, I’m getting a lot of vulgar abuse via email, WhatsApp, and Twitter.
” I implore the abusers to stop and not put me in a position where I might have to put them in the public domain. It will be extremely humiliating for the abusers’ identities,” she said.”When the Mughals were robbing India and abducting women, the Sikhs fought with them and protected the sisters and daughters,” Punjab in-charge Jarnail Singh posted on his Twitter profile on Tuesday, condemning the BJP leader’s reprehensible remarks. It was 12 o’clock when the Mughals were to be attacked. This is the 12 o’clock timeline. Shame on the BJP’s cheap mindset leaders who mock Sikhs rather than appreciate them.”
Jarnail Singh chastised the BJP leader for hurting the Sikh community’s feelings, saying it was unacceptable that a high-ranking official from Punjab made fun of Sikhs.
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