Recently, Yograj Singh, father of ex-cricketer Yuvraj Singh, made extremely derogatory remarks against Hindus and Hindu women amid the ongoing farmer protests over the new laws. His comments sparked outrage among women in the country.
Now, Yuvraj Singh has expressed his disappointment over his father’s remarks. Yuvraj, on the occasion of his 39th birthday, wished for a speedy resolution of the ongoing conflict between farmers and the Central government. He also distanced himself from the ideologies of his father.
Yuvraj, on Twitter, wrote that “undoubtedly, farmers are the lifeblood of the nation and he believed that the problem could be resolved through peaceful dialogue.”
“Birthdays are an opportunity to fulfill a wish or desire and this birthday, rather than celebrating, I only wish and pray for a swift resolution of the ongoing talks between our farmers and our government,” the veteran wrote at the stroke of midnight.
“I am saddened and upset by the statements made by Mr Yograj Singh. I wish to clarify that his remarks have been made in an individual capacity and my ideologies are not the same in any manner.”
This comes after his father, Yograj, had made provocative speeches and extended his support to the farmers. He, however, said that the farmers are demanding the right thing and the government needs to listen to them.
Yuvraj said: “I am saddened and upset by the statements made by Mr Yograj Singh. I wish to clarify that his remarks have been made in an individual capacity and my ideologies are not the same in any manner.”
“Farmers are demanding the right thing, the government should listen to them. It is really high time that the government should come up with solutions in this regard and I back all those sportspersons who are returning their prestigious award,” Yograj had said.
“I also urge everyone to continue taking precautions to fight against Covid-19. The pandemic is not over yet and we need to continue to be careful to defeat the virus completely”.
Yuvraj concluded his statement with the slogan: ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan! Jai Hind.’