The government has ordered 12 websites linked to pro-Khalistani organizations to be blocked. Some of the blocked websites were directly operated by the banned organization Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). These websites were spreading pro-Khalistani containt.
12 websites have been ordered to be blocked by the Ministry of Electronics and IT under section 69A of the IT Act. The order was issued on Monday. Investigation revealed that they were supporting the Khalistan activities. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) is the nodal authority for cyberspace monitoring in India. Restricted websites include SFJ4Farmers, pbteam, seva413, pb4u, sadapind with “org” extensions.
Last year, the Ministry of Home Affairs banned SFJ for anti-national activities. The SFJ under its separatist agenda insisted for the Sikh Referendum 2020. In July, the government blocked 40 websites linked to the SFJ to support separatist activities.