Music composer Vishal Dadlani on Wednesday once again apologised to Jain monk Tarun Sagar, this time visiting his ashram in Chandigarh. The Jain monk asked Dadlani to hold his ears and ask for forgiveness, and he did as told, repeating after him: “Main kaan pakadke maafi maangta hoon”.
The Haryana Police had earlier booked Dadlani for his tweets against the monk. This, after Tarun Sagar addressed the Haryana assembly where he spoke about dharma and politics, terrorism and female foeticide. Dadlani then took to Twitter, mocking the Jain leader, terming his address as ‘Monkery of Democracy.”
On August 29, a complaint was lodged with local police against Dadlani for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Jains through his tweets on Sagar.
Dadlani had earlier written an open letter addressed to the monk seeking forgiveness for hurting religious sentiments. “As a concerned Indian, I should have been especially careful to be sensitive to the sentiments of followers of Muni Tarun Sagar ji. Especially after receiving his forgiveness, I realise what a magnanimous and generous heart he has, and what strength lies within the gentleness of the Jain people,” Dadlani said in an open letter to Sagar and Jains.