The government of India on Tuesday has reportedly ordered to ban 12 websites containing pro-Khalistani contents, the media reported.
According to reports, the blocked websites were allegedly being operated by the outlawed US-based secessionist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ).
The order was reportedly issued by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under section 69 A of the IT Act.
The blocked websites include SFJ4Farmers, pbteam, seva413, pb4u, sadapind, among others with “org” extension.
The SFJ is presently making efforts to propagate the ‘Referendum-2020’ on social media since July this year but the MHA on July 5 blocked access to 40 websites launched by the terrorist group for voter registration of people living in Punjab and also removed the Voter Registration app from Google play store.
The MHA declared the SFJ as an ‘unlawful association’ under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act through a notification dated July 10 last year. The MHA, in a notification dated July 1, had designated Pannun, Nijjar and seven other pro-Khalistanis as ‘terrorists’ as per the Act’s Fourth Schedule.
Meanwhile, SFJ has given a call to cause the disruption in the operation of Air India flights from Delhi to London on November 5.
Following this Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) has been put on high alert.
The banned group is learnt to have given the call on the 36th year of Sikh Genocide on November 5 to internationalize the killing of more than 30,000 Sikhs in the aftermath of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination.
To ground the Air India flights on November 5, agencies alerted the Delhi Police and the concerned authorities that the SFJ has urged the 1984 Genocide victims to descend on Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and dissuade the passengers from travelling on London bound flights AI-111 and AI 531.
In a video message, SFJ General Counsel Gurpatwant Singh Pannun stated that “it is a humanitarian obligation to expose the cover up of Sikh Genocide by successive Indian regimes headed by Gandhi to Modi” and urged the passengers of Air India to side with the victims of violence by boycotting the flights AI-111 and AI-531 on November 5.